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Topic # 111978 21-Nov-2012 14:42 Send private message

I saw a tweet from Vodafone plugging their new mobile website, so I clicked on the linky and what I saw wasn't pretty -

I'm viewing on WP7.5 on an HTC Trophy, using the native IE.
How does it look on other phones/devices?

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  Reply # 720794 21-Nov-2012 14:58 Send private message

Same on Lumia 800

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  Reply # 720796 21-Nov-2012 15:02 Send private message

Mobile site renders good on the default Android browser (ICS) on a Sony Xperia Ray.

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  Reply # 720797 21-Nov-2012 15:02 Send private message

All good on my Xperia Arc S

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  Reply # 720798 21-Nov-2012 15:03 Send private message

Working Perfectly on default browser on Galaxy S3 running 4.1.2

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  Reply # 720799 21-Nov-2012 15:06 Send private message

Renders fine on Galaxy SII running ICS in both default browser and Opera.

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  Reply # 720801 21-Nov-2012 15:13 Send private message

Looks fine on note II




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  Reply # 720802 21-Nov-2012 15:16 Send private message

Same result on HTC Titan. looks like Vodafone only made it work fine on webkit based browsers.






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  Reply # 720814 21-Nov-2012 15:31 Send private message

As I suspected, designed & tested on iOS & Android. No other systems exist...

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  Reply # 720819 21-Nov-2012 15:36 Send private message

BlueShift: As I suspected, designed & tested on iOS & Android. No other systems exist...


The mobile website is actually not standards based. Good writeup by Ars Technical below.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/11/microsoft-begs-web-devs-not-to-make-webkit-the-new-ie6/




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  Reply # 720823 21-Nov-2012 15:42 Send private message

Hi all,

we have had a look and as the upgrade wasnt designed for windows phones we have made some changes, meaning that while you will not get the new feel of the mobisite you retian all the functionality you were used to. Our design team are aware of this situation and will continue to try get a better experience for you.

Chris




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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 720827 21-Nov-2012 15:45 Send private message

VodafoneCB: Hi all,

we have had a look and as the upgrade wasnt designed for windows phones we have made some changes, meaning that while you will not get the new feel of the mobisite you retian all the functionality you were used to. Our design team are aware of this situation and will continue to try get a better experience for you.

Chris


Thanks!


ETA - oooo, I got to set an answer!

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  Reply # 721052 22-Nov-2012 00:02 Send private message

Works fine here on an LG P500 running Jellybean

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  Reply # 721253 22-Nov-2012 12:29 Send private message

Technical explanation:

Windows Phone's IE doesn't respect {meta name="viewport" /} sizing tags (used on the site) properly - it only works for a limited range for some weird reason.

You have to use Microsoft's old {meta name="MobileOptimized" /} as well.

(Replace curvy braces with the correct < and > tags)


IE10 on Windows Phone 8 supports @-ms-viewport CSS rule (from the proposed @viewport rule) which does the same thing, which people might want to consider later on.


EDIT: Corrected to American spelling




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  Reply # 721268 22-Nov-2012 12:55 Send private message

manhinli: Technical explanation:

Windows Phone's IE doesn't respect {meta name="viewport" /} sizing tags (used on the site) properly - it only works for a limited range for some weird reason.

You have to use Microsoft's old {meta name="MobileOptimized" /} as well.

(Replace curvy braces with the correct < and > tags)


IE10 on Windows Phone 8 supports @-ms-viewport CSS rule (from the proposed @viewport rule) which does the same thing, which people might want to consider later on.


EDIT: Corrected to American spelling


So the technical explanation is that deliberately, or by ignoring it, they didn't write the site to run on WP7.5's version of IE.
Probably not a huge target market to ignore, but an overwhelming geeky one as far as I can tell.

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  Reply # 721881 23-Nov-2012 14:37 Send private message

I think it's safe to say that the interest in that platform is growing noticeably, and certainly awareness around here is being promoted, especially by the social media team who are seeing all the questions and feedback and in turn reporting that back. I would hope that we will be in a better position to address this kind of thing in the not too distant future.




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