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Author Topic: DC on the smallish screen  (Read 955 times)

tomos

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DC on the smallish screen
« on: July 12, 2018, 03:20 AM »
DC looks good in portrait mode on a smartphone screen:
wp_ss_20180712_0004.pngDC on the smallish screen
In landscape mode though, the advantage of the wider screen is negated by the amount of space taken to display the user info:
Screenshot_20180712-094400.pngDC on the smallish screen
On my older lower res phone, the user avatar didn't show in landscape mode, so I presume the threshold could be adjusted to cater to higher res small screens?

Second point:
you can see in the first shot that the quoted text is wider than the screen. This is because of a url.
=> Wondering could a line be allowed to break at a "/"
If so, would allow longer urls to wrap. Or that the url be shortened to page width by just showing dots in the mid...dle of the url?

I will post a link here to see if that is 'shortened', and if the problem is just links in quoted text:
http://www.donationc...ic=45845.0;topicseen
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Re: DC on the smallish screen
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 03:24 AM »
I will post a link here to see if that is 'shortened', and if the problem is just links in quoted text:
http://www.donationc...ic=45845.0;topicseen
The link is shortened, but is still wider than the screen.
EDIT//
and is quoted shortened, but again, still wider than the screen.
Tom

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Re: DC on the smallish screen
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 06:30 AM »
Thanks for the report -- these are things I think I should be able to fix pretty easily.

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Re: DC on the smallish screen
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 04:47 AM »
Another couple of examples:

Screenshot_20180808-114254.pngDC on the smallish screen

Screenshot_20180808-114259.pngDC on the smallish screen
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Re: DC on the smallish screen
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 07:55 PM »
@tomos: What browser are you using?

Have you tried the mobile version of DC, there's no user info panel at all in landscape.

Screenshot_20180810-104945.pngDC on the smallish screen

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Re: DC on the smallish screen
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 05:09 AM »
@tomos: What browser are you using?
Chrome

Have you tried the mobile version of DC, there's no user info panel at all in landscape.
I did try it a good while back on my windows phone and it wasnt very good: dont know if that due to phone or dc at that time.
I dont remember how -- and cannot see how to access the mobile site -- I'm good at missing the obvious at times, but I made a good effort here and came up with nothing...
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Re: DC on the smallish screen
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 06:15 AM »
I dont remember how -- and cannot see how to access the mobile site -- I'm good at missing the obvious at times, but I made a good effort here and came up with nothing...

Under the menu of Chrome there's an option Desktop site, uncheck it if it's checked - it should immediately refresh and bring up the mobile version.

If it's not checked, try another browser like Firefox Focus or Puffin and see what it shows, they all show no user panel for me unless I specifically tell them to load the Desktop site.

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Re: DC on the smallish screen
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 06:59 AM »
Under the menu of Chrome there's an option Desktop site, uncheck it if it's checked - it should immediately refresh and bring up the mobile version.
that's already unchecked.

Will try those browsers:
I have avoided Chrome up until this android phone, would be happy to get back to avoiding it again if possible ;-)

Of course if possible, the site should display in the best possible manner 'out of the box'. So, mouser, if you think you can resolve the problems, I would be happy to see that :up:
Tom