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quickymart
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  #2061135 23-Jul-2018 17:35
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Thought I'd try the Samsung browser on my phone, but same deal - zoom in, zoom out, etc. I liked that the mobile site was consistent.

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  #2061138 23-Jul-2018 17:37
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As it is, I'm not changing it back. I am looking at Google Analytics over the next few weeks to see the impact and then will post here with some data.





 

 

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  #2061237 23-Jul-2018 19:50
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I've always used the full site on mobile devices.  It's never been an issue.  Double tap the screen to zoom an element and I can read/type/modify what I need.  I will, however, be boycotting the site if the WAP version disappears.  


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  #2061248 23-Jul-2018 20:04
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gehenna:

I've always used the full site on mobile devices.  It's never been an issue.  Double tap the screen to zoom an element and I can read/type/modify what I need.  I will, however, be boycotting the site if the WAP version disappears.  



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  #2063784 27-Jul-2018 17:59
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I access Geekzone about a third of the time on a mobile device. I found the mobile version unfriendly to use especially when trying to post something. I much prefer using the desktop site on my mobile devices. 

 

 





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  #2063801 27-Jul-2018 19:06
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And here I was taking my laptop outside today just so I didn't have to go thru the "use desktop version" BS.

 

 

 

Obviously missed this.

 

 

 

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  #2094878 22-Sep-2018 09:52
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I've been ignoring Geekzone for about 2 months hoping you'd fix the site. Will it ever be fixed so that the text is readable on a mobile device? Every forum link renders at a different zoom level. I use the native Samsung internet browser, and have no intention of changing to accommodate a poorly coded website.

 
 
 
 


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  #2094880 22-Sep-2018 10:01
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I don't see the issue you are referring to, but I use Chrome on Android. Text is readable.
No one is going to force you to change browser, or force you to visit Geekzone. There is a solution and it's your choice as to whether or not it suits you.

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  #2094967 22-Sep-2018 15:23
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1eStar: I've been ignoring Geekzone for about 2 months hoping you'd fix the site. Will it ever be fixed so that the text is readable on a mobile device? Every forum link renders at a different zoom level. I use the native Samsung internet browser, and have no intention of changing to accommodate a poorly coded website.

 

Hmmm, I've never used a native browser on any device. However I've just tried the Samsung browser on my S3 tablet and I don't any different zoom levels however on an S7 we have lying around here I see some differences. I assume because of the smaller screen size on the S7.

 

As I've mentioned before in my opinion Opera is hands down the best mobile browser. I get consistent zoom levels with that no matter the device. I'd suggest your problem is as much to do with your browser as it is to do with the Geekzone website.

 

It's up to you but I'd highly recommend giving Opera a go. It got some great features which I'm sure the native Samsung browser has too, but the killer one is the text reflow when you zoom the text. (You have to enable it) No other browser I know of does this.





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  #2094969 22-Sep-2018 15:24
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freitasm:

 

As it is, I'm not changing it back. I am looking at Google Analytics over the next few weeks to see the impact and then will post here with some data.

 

 

@freitasm

 

What did the data show as a matter of interest?





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  #2094970 22-Sep-2018 15:36
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No change in visitors numbers and site stickiness.




 

 

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  #2095063 23-Sep-2018 09:14
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One thing I have noticed happening on mobile devices no matter which device or browser is used some functions/features are stripped out. For example there is no "Plus 1", no signature details, and when making a reply there is no no access to the formatting line which is normally directly above the text input box.

 

Any idea what's going on?





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  #2095086 23-Sep-2018 10:59
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Geekzone is serving the desktop site to your mobile device with a few tweaks line you mentioned. If your browser supports it, check the menu for request desktop site and all of those features appear again.

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  #2095090 23-Sep-2018 11:22
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Well there you are. I thought I had that turned on laughing





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  #2095135 23-Sep-2018 14:38
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@freitasm I would like to volunteer making a responsive (for devices under 768 pixels wide) style for Geekzone. Just a little extra CSS to add to the style sheet to make the regular site more accessible on mobile.

 

Are you interested?


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