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Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 28th, 2020, 5:25 pm
by VideoGameCritic
This thread is a spin-off from the Halloween banner thread, which prompted me to post my colorful banners on the mobile pages (slightly cropped).

Since I'm digging into the mobile side, I'm methodically looking at all the pages to ensure
- they look good on the mobile site
- they actually appear on the mobile site

I'm especially focused on the "special pages" which each tend to have their own quirks.
https://videogamecritic.com/special.htm?ex=1

I just went through the "books" section and had to fix the Dutch book, because the book cover was way too wide on a mobile device. I plan to go through the other sections over the coming weeks.

I could really use your help though to point out if any pages aren't looking quite right please speak up! Font issues... text formatting... images... I don't use the mobile site so I'm relying on you.

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 28th, 2020, 6:07 pm
by Retro STrife
I like the final version you picked for the banners. Clicking around, I noticed the Microvision reviews are on the desktop site but not the mobile site. And under the Search tab, any way to make the search box bigger? I always have to zoom in to use it. But no biggy if you can't. It zooms in automatically when you click on it.

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 28th, 2020, 7:11 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Retro - this is exactly the kind of feedback I am looking for. I should be able to address both of these no problem.

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 29th, 2020, 3:04 pm
by BlasteroidAli
I will have a look later on my kindle fire HD. I looked at it last night and the banners had been fixed so thanks for that.

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 29th, 2020, 6:30 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Retro - I bumped up the font on the search screen so give it a shot when you get a chance. Good catch.

Unfortunately I can't add the Microvision to the portable section unless someone can provide me with a button graphics. Mark could hammer one out pretty quick but I haven't seen him around much.

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 29th, 2020, 10:12 pm
by zetax
VideoGameCritic wrote:Retro - I bumped up the font on the search screen so give it a shot when you get a chance. Good catch.

Unfortunately I can't add the Microvision to the portable section unless someone can provide me with a button graphics. Mark could hammer one out pretty quick but I haven't seen him around much.



I found my Gimp file for the mobile site graphics, I'll get you hooked-up.

- Mark

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 7:16 am
by BlasteroidAli
zetax wrote:
VideoGameCritic wrote:Retro - I bumped up the font on the search screen so give it a shot when you get a chance. Good catch.

Unfortunately I can't add the Microvision to the portable section unless someone can provide me with a button graphics. Mark could hammer one out pretty quick but I haven't seen him around much.



I found my Gimp file for the mobile site graphics, I'll get you hooked-up.

- Mark

Fab, your works of art are great.

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 10:49 am
by Herschie
It would be nice if the mobile site was responsive, meaning that it fits the screen of the mobile device. It's hard reading that teeny-tiny text, and I wish I didn't have to scroll so much when I zoomed into it.

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 1:17 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Herschie wrote:It would be nice if the mobile site was responsive, meaning that it fits the screen of the mobile device. It's hard reading that teeny-tiny text, and I wish I didn't have to scroll so much when I zoomed into it.


You got it. I will figure out how to do this.

Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Posted: October 31st, 2020, 12:02 pm
by VideoGameCritic
I added the Microvision to the portable index on the mobile site, thanks to Mark J (the Legend) providing a new button!

https://videogamecritic.com/mobile/portables.htm