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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:21
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:37
Did the front page mobile skin get changed recently? Suddenly, I have to scroll news headings left and right to see the whole thing, where yesterday they would wrap.
Please put it back, this is a crappy change and looks awful, even on my large screen Note 2.
Can't explain it. However I can verify that the change did happen months ago. Every single mobile device I own has shown the new version for months.
Maybe just something weird with your particular device like a rendering bug where it was showing the landscape view on portrait.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:42
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:59
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:23
I'm thinking your browser had some sort of setting to where it was viewing the landscape version of the site in portrait. Theres nothing really to be done about it, sorry if I got crazy with you, but don't know what else I can do to explain it has been like this for months by design.
Currently the ONLY platform that does not wrap the headlines is WP8, due to the fact ms has us on some stupid compatibility list, so its ignoring the view port.
We think it has something to do with a compressed mobile css file.
We may at one time had a compressed css file on the live servers and obviously that doesn't work very well
And even though it may have looked better it didn't look the way it was intended.
Maybe an option is something to look into because tbh I found the "old" way of displaying news better also (it's not annoying enough to make this a priority)
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:38
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:48
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:56
Posted 20 November 2012 - 13:12
This is strange, because for me, I had the opposite happen yesterday. The scrolling headlines vanished, and were wrapped instead. The headlines were also much larger. I actually liked it better tbh. Even though the scrolling is fancy, it's a pain in the arse.
That's the thing though.. Fancy effects will NEVER replace ease of use, and if there's one thing you NEED when browsing on a phone, it's a site that's easy to use.
For me, Neowin was easy to use on a mobile 2 days ago. Now it's just pants.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 15:59
Posted 20 November 2012 - 16:08
^ Nope. Not gonna happen. Instead I'll just keep away from the news page when mobile, and seeing as part of the site is now unusable for me on mobile, I might as well do away with the other annoyance on mobile that I've put up with for now, ads.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 16:18
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 16:21
Posted 20 November 2012 - 16:24