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Mobile Version Not so Friendly? #262727 05/28/2019 6:50 PM
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A couple of days ago we upgraded to 7.1.1 (thank you Brooks).

Now we're getting complaints from members that the mobile version is difficult to read.
From Members CyberGene:

Not sure when it happened but the text size is again very small and almost unreadable. That’s on the largest iPhone: the XS Max. Why wouldn’t the forum owners accept that people now browse mostly on smartphones? It’s so annoying I sometimes just give up browsing the forum. Which isn’t bad since I probably need to take some rest. But I doubt it forum owners do it on purpose and are happy in discouraging members from using Pianoworld.

And of course the infamous horizontal scrolling is still here but let’s not be picky smile

Thoughts, ideas, suggestions please?

Frank B.
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Re: Mobile Version Not so Friendly? [Re: PianoWorld] #262728 05/28/2019 8:16 PM
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This issue is two-fold.

1/ the length of your forum category title.
There really isnt a problem in the length per se, so much as the incorrect "nowrap" class added to that element within the breadcrumb bar. This has been corrected for UBB.threads 7.7.2. Until that version is posted, you can easily resolve it by moving your Forum Description out of the Forum Title, and putting it in to the Forum Description section. OR if you feel comfortable modifying your forum code, you can perform a simple patch/edit that will resolve the issue until v7.7.2 is available with a proper fix:

IN /libs/
FIND: (there are 3 of these)
$breadcrumb .= " <span class=\"nw\">

$breadcrumb .= " <span>

2/ the second issue is the old/classic "Jump Box" menu in your forum footer.
This is also affected by the length of your Forum Titles. And this again isnt directly a fault of yours.

Enable the modern HOP-TO menu.
Go to: Control Panel > General > General Display Settings
Towards the bottom of that section: "Hop To" Popup Menu Width
Enter: 50

This will disable the classic "Jump Box" in footer, and enable the modern "Hop-To" menu in forum/topic navigation menu, and will truncate (with ellipses) the forum titles to 50 characters. The classic "Jump Box" hasnt been updated to support mobile layout. It has been overlooked since 7.6.0 was first released. But now that you've put attention to it, you can expect a proper update to happen there.

Thank you for reporting this!

EDIT: both of these issues are now fixed for UBB.threads 7.7.2
Again, thanks for reporting this!

Last edited by isaac; 05/28/2019 10:05 PM.

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Re: Mobile Version Not so Friendly? [Re: PianoWorld] #262731 05/29/2019 11:07 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply Isaac, much appreciated.

I'll try the edits you suggested.


Frank B.
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