I have developed a web-based online game and I am currently working on a tutorial for new users. I wanted to show a "press here" type of element on the page wherever the user is supposed to click/tap. This will be in addition to on-screen text telling the user what to do now.
It seems that there are two approaches in use currently:
- A "pulsating glow" around the element
- An arrow moving slightly back and forth pointing to the element
However, I can't find anything online indicating the benefits/drawbacks of either approach (I'm only interested in UX aspects, not technical aspects).
Can anyone point me to any research/discussions/opinions about the pros/cons of either approach? If not, can anyone provide me with their own experiences?
Are there any different/better ways of signifying "press here" that are better than either of these two?