Email vs Icon

Was previewing my site the other day and decided to swap the email icon for my full email instead.

Two key reasons for the change:

  1. Though the icon looks cleaner and sleeker, the clickable surface area is actually quite small. This means more effort in moving the mouse to hover accurately over the icon on desktop. On mobile/tablet, it might not be as huge an issue, as there are sufficient space around the icon to make it fat-finger friendly.
  2. In the event the hyperlink fails to work, people are still able to get my contact detail and reach out to me.