[meta] New mobile display

post by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-05T15:21:22.121Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · EA · GW · Legacy · 20 comments

If you haven't recently tried the EA forum on a mobile device, I'd encourage you to test it out. An updated mobile-specific view rolled out yesterday, and if it's causing any display issues for people I can figure out how to fix it.

(The new mobile view is not a full rewrite, it's just some css tweaks to make things tolerable on mobile. So there are probably things that will still be awkwardly small. If there's something that's bothering you, let me know and I can have a look.)

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comment by kbog · 2016-12-05T21:56:17.925Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

The post titles are strangely small when viewed from the main page.

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-14T13:24:57.124Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Should be fixed now

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-06T00:56:20.996Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks! I think we need:

#content .post .post-body h2 {
   padding-left: 34px;
+   font-size: 32px;
+   line-height: normal;
 }
comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-06T16:13:50.901Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Proposed the fix: https://github.com/tricycle/eaforum/pull/66

It changes current into proposed

comment by RomeoStevens · 2016-12-05T19:16:58.266Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I can no longer zoom text which means text is unpleasantly large on tablets

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-06T16:11:40.382Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Proposed the fix: https://github.com/tricycle/eaforum/pull/66

It's a tablet-only change turning current into proposed

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-14T13:23:53.054Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Should be fixed now

comment by Ben Pace · 2016-12-05T16:52:14.911Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Hey! Thanks for this! The thing that is bothering me is that I can't see the whole sidebar, especially recent comments. No worries if it's not fixable.

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-06T00:46:32.420Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I removed the sidebar because I couldn't figure out how to make it work well, but then when doing the same thing with lesswrong I figured out a way to put the sidebar at the bottom and have it look okish: http://www.jefftk.com/lw-testing/discussion-new-bottom.png

So maybe we should do that here too?

comment by Peter_Hurford · 2016-12-06T15:38:52.088Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I like this idea.

comment by Ben Pace · 2016-12-06T22:25:31.284Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

This seems great!

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-06T16:10:27.543Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Proposed the fix: https://github.com/tricycle/eaforum/pull/66

It looks like: landing-bottom-new.png

comment by AGB · 2016-12-08T07:01:28.353Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

The new one still doesn't have recent comments (seems to jump from 'getting started' to 'recently on EA blogs')?

This also seems like a good opportunity to register a stronger version of what Benito said; losing recent comments immediately stopped me from using the EA forum on my mobile phone except to monitor specific threads.

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-14T13:22:49.514Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Should be fixed now!

(Sorry it took so long)

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-09T18:07:44.341Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

The new one still doesn't have recent comments

I believe that's just because of how I have it hacked onto jefftk.com, and here would have the whole sidebar including recent comments.

immediately stopped me from using the EA forum on my mobile phone except to monitor specific threads.

Gah, sorry! I didn't realize it was widely used, and I didn't try hard enough to keep it the first time.

comment by Owen_Cotton-Barratt · 2016-12-05T17:29:29.400Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I think it's good to remove the sidebar for readability, but I'd love to have a link to a recent comments page at the top somewhere.

comment by Peter_Hurford · 2016-12-06T15:38:45.914Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I miss having the sidebar on the main page, but not on any of the articles.

comment by Jeff_Kaufman · 2016-12-14T13:24:28.173Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Should be fixed now. The sidebar is now at the bottom on narrow screens

comment by RyanCarey · 2016-12-06T17:11:10.266Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for doing this Jeff. I think this is (or should have been) a reasonably high priority update for a while now, so thanks for pitching in!

comment by michaelchen · 2016-12-12T01:11:48.653Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Justified text is kind of bad when the line width is narrow (as it is phones), because it leads to awkwardly wide spaces. http://designforhackers.com/blog/never-justify-type-on-the-web/

Dunno if you fixed this already, but changing from portrait to landscape sort of zooms in instead of keeping the text size the same and making the page wider.