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#1 MrDaaark   Members   -  Reputation: 3535

Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:45 AM

Just throwing this stuff out there, because more and more, I like to read the forums on my tablet.

It's very hard to accurately touch the links I'm trying to get to, and it sometimes takes me multiple tries to get anything right.

The topics titles, board section, original poster, tags, and page links are all crammed together with no space in between. When I try to enter a topic it's very difficult, and even when zoomed in, I often click into one of the other links (usually the profile of the original poster) and have to back out and try again until I finally get it.

There is a column to the left that has a circle or star that I can touch to enter the thread, but that too is crammed and I often end up touching one of the boxes on the left menu instead. Touching anywhere in those menus will take you somewhere instead of just the text part.

I think widening this column to about double of what it is now would make it much easier to get into a thread.

The upper menu is also hit or miss. It sometimes pushes off the edge of my screen when I hit the drop down. would be nice to have the MY CONTENT button also on the line that says WATCHED CONTENT and NEW CONTENT.

Running Chrome on a 1280x800 screen on a 10" tablet. I seem to have to zoom out a bit to fit it all in there horizontally, making the already crammed things even smaller.

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#2 Ashaman73   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5818

Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

Running Chrome on a 1280x800 screen on a 10" tablet.

Give mozilla opera a try, I use it on my smartphone and I really like the navigation.

#3 LennyLen   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2591

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

I second Opera Mini. I use it on both my phone, where I use the mobile version of the site, and on my 7" tablet, where I use the desktop version of the site.

#4 MrDaaark   Members   -  Reputation: 3535

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

Not switching browsers. :)

#5 LennyLen   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2591

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

I tried myself in Chrome, using my Nexus 7, and didn't have any problems. And for the record, I have big hands with broad fingers as well.

Here's how it looks for me:

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#6 MrDaaark   Members   -  Reputation: 3535

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

That thing has huge buttons on the bar. Looks so strange. :)

That's obviously not the page I was referring to.

#7 Sik_the_hedgehog   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1411

Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

> Suggestions about switching browsers

Huh, you know the complaint is about how the site is designed, right? Those browsers will still have the same issue (space too small to touch the correct links)
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#8 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6882

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

It's very hard to accurately touch the links I'm trying to get to, and it sometimes takes me multiple tries to get anything right.

The topics titles, board section, original poster, tags, and page links are all crammed together with no space in between. When I try to enter a topic it's very difficult, and even when zoomed in, I often click into one of the other links (usually the profile of the original poster) and have to back out and try again until I finally get it.

Story of my life. GameDev and xkcd are pretty much the only things that I actually use my smartphone for, but I think only about 50% of the time do I manage to hit the right link when trying to open a thread to read. EVERYTHING in that little region of a topic title is a link. Also, I'm on a Galaxy SII, not a tablet. Please can we get the links cleaned up? Not everything needs to be a link (actually, for the mobile version, I'd like it if the only link was the topic title).

@LennyLen: that's not the mobile interface for the site. The mobile version has things more crammed.
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#9 LennyLen   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2591

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

@LennyLen: that's not the mobile interface for the site. The mobile version has things more crammed.


I know. As I stated in my first post, I use the mobile version on my phone, and the full version on my tablet. But since Daark mentioned tags and page links, plus the circles and stars to link to last read posts, he is referring to the full site, as those are not available on the mobile version.

#10 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6882

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:41 PM


@LennyLen: that's not the mobile interface for the site. The mobile version has things more crammed.


I know. As I stated in my first post, I use the mobile version on my phone, and the full version on my tablet. But since Daark mentioned tags and page links, plus the circles and stars to link to last read posts, he is referring to the full site, as those are not available on the mobile version.

Heh, good catch. Missed that part (and your first post).
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