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Site not displaying/working correctly on mobile devices

 
Paul
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on 01/26/2013

Hi, I'm not really sure if it's in anyone's plans at the moment, but I was checking Wizzley on my phone and noticed that for me at least, the site is somewhat unusable due to the inability to zoom and move the scroll bar left/right and the nav bar across the top not functioning.

 

 

 

 

 

It's not so much a problem as well, obviously it works great on a PC, it's just something I was aware of and was wondering if there's any plans for a mobile friendly version of the site? Though that would presumably take a lot of manhours!

 

lobobrandon
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on 01/26/2013

Hi Paul, wizzley is responsive and so I guess there shouldn't be a left and right scroll button. About the menus not working, I wouldn't know as I don't check the site on a mobile. 


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Paul
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on 01/26/2013

It's not being responsive on my device - see the second picture, I can only see the first column of articles and can't scroll right to see the other two Tongue Out

lobobrandon
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on 01/26/2013

Yup, that's the reason I said I guess there's not supposed to be a left & right scroll button. Probably the ones that are on the left and right come down? That's how my site works when it's viewed on a phone. 


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Paul
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on 01/26/2013

Looking at Wizzley's source code, it should do that, but for some reason or another it doesn't... 

lobobrandon
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on 01/26/2013

Haha yeah! It should because I did it to my site using wizzley and a few other sites for bits of code


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chefkeem
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on 01/26/2013

This is definitely something for Simon to look at. I don't know what his weekend plans are but I'm sure he will respond sooner or later.


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nightowl
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on 01/26/2013

Actually, the site IS responsive, Paul. You're seeing the "responsiveness" in action.

The purpose of responsiveness is that there is no need to zoom and scroll sideways to see everything. The elements rearrange themselves in a vertical column, at a "normal" size. You can test it on a PC too by scaling down your browser window.

Some elements that don't make for good usability on a small device, will simply disappear from view.

There is certainly some room for improvement to make best possible use of the screen real estate of the different tablet devices. And editing a page on an iphone is probably not the best idea. But I believe we've got the mobile visitor covered pretty good.


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Paul
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on 01/26/2013

I agree the site's responsive when scaled on a PC, but on my device it's still only showing the first column of articles (after the first "page" of articles, it carries on with the first row of the second page). It's most likely my device messing up.

However, anything further than the "Authors" button on the nav bar is missing, even on the PC meaning that I think the only way to log in is to use the URL.

JoHarrington
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on 01/27/2013

While we're on the subject of mobiles, my friend has reported that she can't comment upon nor like an article again.

We had this before, then Simon fixed it.  It's only been in the last month or so that it's stopped again.


Simon
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on 01/27/2013

@Jo: Due to lack of space, the Wizzley-Like button is not visible in the "smallest" version of Wizzley. We preferred to show Twitter, Facebook and Goole+. Commenting should work, though.

@Paul: It's right, there's no login link on the narrow layouts. Maybe we could place this and other member links in an additional, tiny dropdown menu in the navbar. On the other hand: how many would actually use it? It's the first time the topic comes up in about half a year ...

About weird scrolling behavior: well noticed Paul SmileSmile. For simplified technical aspects, we really only show the "first rows" in article lists here! So it's no bug, it's just a minor drawback of our responsive design. Since article lists are not a major "landing page" for external visitors, it wasn't our priority to make that a perfect representation of the " real" list.


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