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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by mac, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. mac

    mac Staff Member

    A question for anyone who uses, or has recently used, both a smart phone and a computer to access the pages on ALF..... Is the page layout much different between the platforms? For example can you see as much, and as easily, on a phone screen as you can on the larger screen of a computer? Do you have to scroll around when viewing a thread with many and/or long postings?

    I don't use a smart phone for web access hence I see only the screens of my computers and can't compare the different views.
  2. bluebird

    bluebird Regular Contributor

    I can see much more at once on my computer than on my phone, and I don't have to scroll nearly as much when viewing the site on my computer. Since my phone screen is smaller and more narrow than my laptop screen, each post I read is necessarily also narrow, and therefore needs more scrolling in order to be fully seen/read. Not very short posts, but all others; the longer a post is, the more I need to scroll. That's not a fault in the layout of this site, it's just how websites tend to appear on phones.

    I much prefer to check this site, and most others, via my computer. I check them via phone only when I'm out & about, or when I'm laying in bed trying to fall asleep.
  3. mac

    mac Staff Member

    thanks, bb That's what I had thought might be the case. I've occasionally looked at websites on my G4 Motorola phone but I find it a frustrating business compared with even the smallest computer screen. Similarly with email browsers with the added problem that messages don't always get marked promptly - my wife is often using our phone at the same time as I'm viewing on a computer and she can't see exactly what I'm seeing.

    I know I'm an old fart but it would drive me to distraction if I had to use a phone for routine web access. :mad:
    pandora97 likes this.

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