Site not usable on mobiles

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  • George-Roper 22 Mar 2018 21:38:05 731 posts
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    I realise someone may (possibly) have already flagged this but the new site is unusable on mobile now.

    No way to scroll around content, so anything that works left to right in terms of areas isn't accessible if its off to the right.

    I've tried looking for a mobile 'switch' on the page but top to bottom can't find one.

    Anyway, there you go.
  • crashVoodoo 22 Mar 2018 21:40:42 6,016 posts
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    Are you sure?



    Edited by crashVoodoo at 21:58:46 22-03-2018
  • Your-Mother 22 Mar 2018 21:42:28 2,064 posts
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    Top to bottom there definitely isn't one, except for where it is at the bottom.

    Edited by Your-Mother at 21:42:47 22-03-2018
  • deez 22 Mar 2018 21:59:39 236 posts
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    It's right at the bottom. I didn't spot it straight away. But yeah point still stands - in this day and age, for a site to be unusable on a phone unless you search for a button isn't really great, and would put new users straight off..
  • crashVoodoo 22 Mar 2018 22:05:57 6,016 posts
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    It's where is always been at the bottom left
  • Nazo 22 Mar 2018 22:14:04 841 posts
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    Those scrollable sections are completely missing on my iPhone 6s. Didn't even realize what was supposed to be there until I saw that video.
  • ZuluHero 22 Mar 2018 22:18:10 6,683 posts
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    Mobile view was on by default on my mobile. Did you switch over to a different mode before the change over? As others have said the buttons are right at the bottom of the page.

    Edited by ZuluHero at 22:18:34 22-03-2018
  • dominalien 23 Mar 2018 08:20:06 8,824 posts
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    The fact there's a button at all is the problem here. The site should simply be responsive and that's that.

    Edited by dominalien at 08:20:29 23-03-2018
  • THFourteen 23 Mar 2018 09:17:33 49,827 posts
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    Thats what happens when you buy a Samdung
  • foster2007 23 Mar 2018 09:38:48 326 posts
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    its a bit shite on my iphone x
  • LFace 23 Mar 2018 09:41:50 49 posts
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    iPhone user here and yep its awful. I detest sites that has a toggle button for switching from Desktop to Mobile. I used to use EG on Desktop mode on my phone as the articles and comments could fit to the width easily enough to read by just scrolling down.

    Desktop mode now is too zoomed in and you cant pinch out to view it all.

    The mobile site is terrible and has way too much scrolling and limited content mixed in with giant ads. I used to read the site on the bus on way to work, but now I don't bother as its too much of a cludge.
  • Graxlar_v3 23 Mar 2018 09:55:35 4,169 posts
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    @foster2007 try portable view
  • crashVoodoo 23 Mar 2018 14:21:07 6,016 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Thats what happens when you buy a Samdung
    But it works on my samdung bloat 3
  • Not-a-reviewer 23 Mar 2018 14:30:37 5,341 posts
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    People have been using desktop view on mobile by choice? The fuck?
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  • spamdangled 25 Mar 2018 18:35:24 31,715 posts
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    I always used to view EG in desktop on my mobile before the redesign, because the mobile version was utter shit.

    Since the redesign, all 3 options are now shit on mobile (S7 Edge).

    Why they couldn't have just opted for a responsive site design is beyond me.

    Edited by spamdangled at 18:35:51 25-03-2018
  • mothercruncher 25 Mar 2018 20:22:02 15,247 posts
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    I was a bit puzzled to load up the redesign on a desktop and see the right half of the interface disappear off out of the browser window because I hadnít got it wide enough. Thoughts on why itís not responsive like every other site out there?
  • Lukree 25 Mar 2018 21:18:29 447 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    The fact there's a button at all is the problem here. The site should simply be responsive and that's that.
    Wisdom.

    I really often first read the comments and then perhaps the post itself. Currently on mobile, once you click the comments link (comment amount and speech bubble) - you cannot enter the actual article the other way than going back to main page and selecting the article again. Grrr!!!
  • onestepfromlost 25 Mar 2018 22:11:53 2,716 posts
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    are you sure its just not working as intended its so just terrible looking you think its a bug?
  • gizmo 25 Mar 2018 22:24:24 2,100 posts
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    How can a newly designed site in 2018 not be responsive? Unusable on my iPhone.
  • Syrette 25 Mar 2018 22:26:41 49,984 posts
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    Absolutely fine on my S8.
  • The_Goon 26 Mar 2018 17:19:36 1,019 posts
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    I canít load comments on my phone (iPhone) and the homepage is a disaster - loads far too large to I have to scroll to see the right hand side of the page. The forum just about works still but still a bit buggy (dodgy rendering etc).
  • Zero_g 27 Mar 2018 14:28:35 303 posts
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    The site is usable but some of the adds are pretty intrusive with crappy indicators In the bottom right indicating how far you are from the advert. As if I gave a tuppence.

    Edited by Zero_g at 14:28:51 27-03-2018

    Edited by Zero_g at 16:08:57 27-03-2018
  • kadooosh 27 Mar 2018 14:54:50 3,175 posts
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    Don't like that pms/notifications are hidden now in mobile view, keep missing them
  • Pazie 27 Mar 2018 17:02:10 1,262 posts
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    Eurogamer isnít loading up properly on my iPad, which has been like this only today. The whole format is big and weird looking that I canít read any comments on the forum properly. Any ideas.
  • mothercruncher 27 Mar 2018 18:05:43 15,247 posts
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    The CSS formatting isn't loading. For me either.
  • Trowel 27 Mar 2018 18:26:14 22,154 posts
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    The loading time and page jump on those new page navigation buttons... :/

    ... Do you guys need beta testers?
  • Nazo 27 Mar 2018 19:55:43 841 posts
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    Isn't that what we are already?
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