The INP docs specifically highlight clicking, tapping, and pressing as events that it counts as an interaction, but I'd like to bring up the question about hovers.
Some sites, like my own company's site (www.crateandbarrel.com
) still rely heavily on hovers for interactivity on desktop. Dropdown menus and image hover effects mostly.
There is definite latency involved in these, but this latency will never get measured by something like INP. I know the better long term solution is to use different events for these, but our PMs won't budge on the matter.
Any ideas or thoughts on this?
Senior Frontend Developer - Performance
Crate and Barrel