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Clickable Phone Numbers on Touch Devices

It’s relatively simple to create a link that points to a phone number instead of a URL. However, this only works on devices that have the means to place a call. In a traditional desktop browser, clicking a telephone link leads to an error message or dialog box. While some computers my have a means to place phone calls, it’s not a good user experience for the rest of your site visitors. Let’s look at how we can improve this situation with a little Javascript.