Mobile Site Viewing
Nov 19, 2023 at 9:55 am #3793395Charlie BrennemanBPL Member
This isn’t a bug but just highlighting a minor issue. When I am viewing on my phone I don’t think I can see the sub-links that appear when you hover over the main links (Articles, Education, Gear, etc) in the top navigation bar. So something that is new like “Member Q&As” doesn’t show up when I try to find it on my phone, especially when that link hasn’t been added to the main education landing page. I can easily get to it on my laptop because I can find it in the drop down menu in the navigation bar, but again I think it should be added to the education page as well (see screenshot below).
The same applies to other top navigation sections. If a sub-link has been added to the drop down menu it should have an accompanying link on that section’s landing page. Another example: on a laptop I can see the gear merch link in the top drop down menu, but on my phone it isn’t there because “Gear” takes me to a page without a link to it. I only know there is a store because of the update link currently in my dashboard on my phone.Nov 20, 2023 at 4:44 am #3793506Matthew / BPLModerator
Thank you for the feedback! I will log it into our system.Nov 20, 2023 at 6:56 am #3793508Bill in RoswellBPL Member
@roadscrape88-2Locale: Roswell, GA, USA
Some softwear converts from web to mohile better than others. Ive noticed similar issues as Charlie. But it works for 95% og my needs.Nov 20, 2023 at 9:59 am #3793532Todd TBPL Member
@texasbbLocale: Pacific Northwest
Some softwear converts from web to mohile better than others.
True, usually because mobile is an inherently inferior platform. But the worst thing designers can do–which means of course that many of them do it–is cripple the web version in the name of web-mobile parity. Hint, hint. :-)Nov 20, 2023 at 10:24 am #3793535Charlie BrennemanBPL Member
I think both versions work really well. It’s just about being consistent with adding a link to the landing pages if it’s been added to the top drop down menus that are accessible on the web version. As of now this page https://backpackinglight.com/category/member-qa/ isn’t listed on this page https://backpackinglight.com/education/ so not easy to find on the phone, and the Member Q/A and Office Hours are some of the best content on the site!
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