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Forum Viewing on a Mobile Device in Portrait

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    ceedee Active Member

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    When visiting on my iPhone 6 I've noticed that it's a little difficult to read in standard portrait orientation, for example:

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    It looks better in landscape mode though. I mention this because one other XenForo site I visit has something configured differently which makes it much more readable. I think it is because the user names and avatars span the top of the posts when viewing on a narrow screen:

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    It would be great if ASR looked as good on the phone screen … just in case it's easy to fix! ;)
     
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    Thomas savage Moderator Moderator The Watchman

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    Lol Facebook also overlooked mobile users for awhile..
     
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    NorthSky Major Contributor

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    That's a very good point Nick. I also noticed it for a long time now, but I never mentioned it. Probably because my Android screen is simply too small for me to attach much importance. I will get a tablet though eventually, 10" or so, then it'll be more important.
    But true, the texts on a small phone's screen is in the vertical here @ ASR, unlike other forums.
    It's good you mentioned it as it could lead perhaps to improvement from the site's mobile designer team.
     
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    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I put in a work-around that makes it better but not yet as good as the other site. It now shows the text alongside the avatar rather than below it. It is a global change so hopefully it has not broken anything else. :)
     
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    Thanks Amir! Anything to help would be great. I hope it doesn't mess anything else up!
     
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    Cool.
     
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    ASR still looks like what is in the first screenshot on my phone (Android, latest Firefox), is there something I need to change in my settings? Thanks.
     
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    Thomas savage Moderator Moderator The Watchman

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    It's like that on my phone too...
     
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    You need to change theme, then it looks ok outside of fight Club threads.
     
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    Default style, forum style, and fight club style all look the same, just a different color profile.
     
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    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    can you post a screen snapshot from your phone?
     
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    Mine looks like this.
     

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    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    Thanks. Looks like my original fix is holding. What did you want it to do different?
     
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    For me, nothing, it looks fine for me, others seem to get something else.
     
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    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    Sorry I confused you with hvbias. :)
     
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    My screen is 1080p, are the people having problems on higher resolutions?
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Like @ceedee the Steve Hoffman forums look fine and is also on XenForo, this is the second screenshot.

    My screen is 1080p as well. This is on Firefox on Android.
     
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    I'm using chrome, might be worth a go.
     

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