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fu ([personal profile] fu) wrote in [site community profile] dw_support2014-07-23 09:15 pm

Mobile Styles stuff

Hey, I know we've been getting a lot of requests about the mobile style stuff. Thank you to everyone who's been responding to users and gathering info <3

The two biggest issues I'm aware of are that comments are too narrow, so that once you're a few levels in they're unreadable on a phone, and that the sidebar can take up too much space versus the content on more medium sized screens (larger phones / tablets?).

We're trying to get out changes soon for these but it's taking some time because we have to go style by style.

Other stuff I'm aware of concerns navstrip; but I don't have much news on that front except that we're going to try to redesign it away from the current half hearted effort to work better on small screens without stretching out the page.

What other common issues are people reporting?
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2014-07-23 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for making this post.

Style switching to mobile view on desktop view (http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/see_request?id=29157 and http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/see_request?id=29133) and people being generally very unhappy about how their journal now displays on their mobile devices (we have three requests about this).

Edit: forgot this particular issue about the nav strip (http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/see_request?id=29128) which kinda broke in Core1. I was waiting for fb on that one.
Edited 2014-07-23 16:09 (UTC)
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[personal profile] momijizukamori 2014-07-23 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
The second support request is most likely because they're using IE8, which doesn't support the CSS - we'll probably have to throw a work-around in for that, because I know Microsoft won't let XP users upgrade past IE8, even if it's beyond what we generally officially support.

My feelings on core1 are... known, but officially core1 is unsupported, and has been for a while now.

[personal profile] jazzyjj 2014-07-23 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Funny I should come across this post just now. Earlier this morning I was testing out the mobile site, and I noticed a few additions. I'm still rather new to DW but these mobile site changes are a step in the right direction in terms of screen reader accessibility on the Mac. I've only tested the mobile version with VoiceOver, but will definitely file a ticket if and when I come across problems. I'm planning to do some testing with Chromevox, but that will have to be put on the back burner at least for now as I'm currently doing apartment chores and other things. But I honestly cannot say enough good things about DW!