Fixing up the Mobile Site

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 3rd, 2020, 4:36 pm

Okay guys, I took you advice and went to work on the mobile site!

The mobile pages should now use your device width instead of assume 600 pixels wide. The screenshots are sized in percentages, so they should look good on all platforms, and they should (hopefully) no longer run over the side of the page.

Next, you can click on any review image (on full size as well) to view the full image.

Let me know what you think, what I missed, and if I broke anything.

I do think I still need to address the "wall of text" issue on the mobile site, which probably means adding the "read more" link over there. Good idea?

Keep the feedback coming!

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby Luigi & Peach » November 3rd, 2020, 5:00 pm

Unfortunately I'm still needing to scroll right on the screenshots on the main page.

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby Luigi & Peach » November 3rd, 2020, 5:05 pm

content://com.android.chrome.FileProvid ... 268909.gif

Don't know if image will show up, but this is what reviews look like with the picture size increased. Unfortunately, it's not an improvement.

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 3rd, 2020, 9:59 pm

Hmmm sounds like the old page. I wonder if it's a cache issue. Try this link instead:

https://videogamecritic.com/mobile/index.htm?s=3

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby Breaker » November 3rd, 2020, 10:25 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Hmmm sounds like the old page. I wonder if it's a cache issue. Try this link instead:

https://videogamecritic.com/mobile/index.htm?s=3


That link still gets me to a page where I have to scroll right to see the entire pictures on the main page. Galaxy S20 here.

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby Luigi & Peach » November 4th, 2020, 6:05 am

Breaker wrote:
VideoGameCritic wrote:Hmmm sounds like the old page. I wonder if it's a cache issue. Try this link instead:

https://videogamecritic.com/mobile/index.htm?s=3


That link still gets me to a page where I have to scroll right to see the entire pictures on the main page. Galaxy S20 here.


Ditto except S7.

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 4th, 2020, 3:53 pm

This is driving me a little crazy because when I put the url in this test page it looks great. Try it yourself.
https://responsivechecker.net/device/galaxy-s7-edge

Can other people with other types of phones chime in?

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby Breaker » November 5th, 2020, 7:51 am

A couple things...

1) The Turbografx mini review - insight and content - is great
2) The pictures in the Turbografx mini review are really small on my phone
3) The review led me to click on the Genesis mini review link - that one is a visual mess on my phone. Pictures are too wide and don't line up with the background imagery
4) The background black with the grey lines looks awesome for the Genesis mini

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby Luigi & Peach » November 5th, 2020, 9:33 am

Same here. The SNES mini and NES mini are experiencing the same problem as the Genesis mini pictures as well

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Re: Fixing up the Mobile Site

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 5th, 2020, 4:13 pm

Okay I received some great feedback today including a few screenshots in my email. I just fixed a bunch of things, including:

review pages:
- icons sometimes covered text
- removed blue "voting" strip which should not be there
- tightened up the "buy" links and recommend links below each review

Turbografx mini review:
- made color border thinner
- made pics bigger

I'm going to use that Turbografx mini review as a template. Once you guys verify it's just right, I'll apply those changes to the other special review pages. Let me know if I'm moving in the right direction.


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