Lately I've been seeing a lot of product cards without buttons. The idea is that the whole card is the button. Generally it looks card-like and clickable (has a drop shadow on the whole card). I have a few a11y questions.
- Is this user-friendly for sighted users?
- What are the potential a11y issues for screen reader users?
- What are the rules about links within a clickable space? (I seem to see it a lot, but I've heard it breaks some rules)
Obviously I recognize the pitfalls of not having a button, but it seems intuitive to me for a whole space to be clickable. When in doubt, click on it, right?! When my mouse hovers and changes, I know to click it. Maybe not everyone does. I'm wondering just how bad it is to remove buttons, or if there are issues I'm not thinking of.