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Android display problems

Post by Grumpy » January 19th, 2014, 6:05 pm

Hi Scott, The forum has some problems in its display on a smartphone running Android/Firefox, because of disparities between sizes of text and buttons. For example, on the forum home page, some forums are listed with big text, others with small text, so small that it is unreadable without significant zooming in. The same can happen on a topic page, where some posts are big text, others very small. Scrolling through the list therefore requires alternate zooming in and out. Also, the navigation page numbers are always very small, as is the text box when posting replies. I think it is probably just a CSS issue, which if fixed would make the forum much more usable on an Android smartphone. The problems don't appear on a PC, and I haven't tried other smartphone or android devices.

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Re: Android display problems

Post by Scott » January 19th, 2014, 7:10 pm

I have an android phone and could not reproduce this problem. If you can give me any more specifics or screenshots it would much appreciated. If not, I will investigate further.

Although, the template isn't very smartphone optimized. I think more than trying to investigate these particular concerns, I'd like to make a mobile version of the site.
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Re: Android display problems

Post by Grumpy » January 19th, 2014, 7:35 pm

As requested, a screenshot:
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Re: Android display problems

Post by Scott » January 19th, 2014, 10:28 pm

Yes the fact that only some of the text seems to be affected, almost randomly, suggests to me an error of some sort. I will investigate and find the error.

But as far as making the forum more usable on smartphones, I have higher ambitions by which I mean making a much more simple, mobile-friendly template.
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