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Optimizing the ProZ.com website for mobile devices
Thread poster: Evelio Clavel

Evelio Clavel
Local time: 16:38
SITE STAFF
Jul 15, 2016

Dear Users,

I am pleased to announce that we have updated the homepage for "Non logged in visitors" (NLIV).
This new non-logged-in view can be seen on your mobile device.

This is a part of a continued effort to make ProZ.com a more mobile-friendly site.

We will be working on the logged in view in the future

Please post below and please let me know how it works and if you have any questions or comments about the new non-logged-in view.

Thanks,

Evelio


 

MSc. Odette Fernandez Lopez
United States
Local time: 16:38
English to Spanish
+ ...
Change is good. Jul 15, 2016

Great news.
Proz.com has used the same interface for ages.
It is great to see that the staff is working towards making user-friendly changes to the websites.
I can't wait to see the new changes that are coming.
Great work!


 

Evelio Clavel
Local time: 16:38
SITE STAFF
TOPIC STARTER
New update: ProZ.com forum is being optimized for viewing on mobile. Jul 26, 2016

Dear members,

I am pleased to announce that the ProZ.com forums are being optimized for viewing on mobile.

Please post below and let me know how it works and if you have any questions or comments about this update.

Thanks,

Evelio


[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2016-07-26 12:25 GMT]


 

CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 22:38
Some suggestions Jul 26, 2016

Evelio Clavel Rosales wrote:

Please post below and let me know how it works and if you have any questions or comments about this update.

Thanks,

Evelio


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This whole part can be condensed / removed / moved to the bottom.



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Why not use the full width?

Why the centred text? The 9 and 382 are quite meaningless this way. The part below the message subject can be arranged more compact.

The folder icon is not necessary.

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Can I have the Most Recent Posts link always at the top? Also in message view please.

I'd also say: place this part (Most Recent Posts up to Forums about Proz.com) at the top--instead of the current arrangement.


 

CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 22:38
Not clear either Jul 26, 2016

This heading isn't clear either:

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CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 22:38
Buttons for bold and italics please Jul 26, 2016

While we're at it:

Buttons for bold and italics please


 

CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 22:38
Some improvement already Jul 27, 2016

Okay, the messages list now has full width on my iPhone. Thanks. In order to reduce the need for scrolling, how about condensing this part:

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SITE STAFF
Jul 155489CafeTran Training
Jul 26

To something like:

P Evelio Clavel Rosales SITE STAFF / D Jul 1554 / V 89 / R CafeTran Training / Jul 26

With V for views etc.

Also: the width for images has to be adapted to the tiny screen


 

Alison MacG  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:38
German to English
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Update has a negative effect on desktop experience Jul 27, 2016

When viewed on a desktop, the mobile-optimised forum pages are too wide for the browser window and now include a horizontal scroll bar to allow for viewing of the final 2 cm.

 

Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:38
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
+ ...
Not only that Jul 27, 2016

Alison MacG wrote:

When viewed on a desktop, the mobile-optimised forum pages are too wide for the browser window and now include a horizontal scroll bar to allow for viewing of the final 2 cm.

Also, vertical separator lines have disappeared, the menu bar is wider (taller) and the menu items are not the same in the two versions (forum page vs. other pages). It is very annoying that going between pages the entire layout shifts.


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:38
Member (2006)
English to Russian
+ ...
Language selector issue Jul 27, 2016

Previously, I could use the area on the screen bottom to select any language for the site. Now, I only see a drop-down list on the screen top containing 15 languages.

 

Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:38
English to German
+ ...
Desktop layout suffers Jul 27, 2016

The layout and the usability have deteriorated considerably. But I assume that the mobile hype has finally arrived at ProZ.

As somebody who gave presentations on the use of mobile devices for translators since 2009, I have seen trends come and go - and I learned what makes sense and what doesn't. Using SDL Studio or MemoQ on a smartphone for example does not make any sense (but it is possible).


ProZ was always a bit behind. My guess is that we will see a ProZ Pokemon Go implementation in 2020.


 

Lucia Leszinsky
SITE STAFF
Thanks everyone for the feedback Jul 28, 2016

I agree in that some of the changes applied so far may have an undesirable effect on desktop experience. Evelio is currently working to resolve those.

So please, if you notice any other issues with how the forums are viewed, in navigation or posting options, or with any other recent changes, please let us know. We are doing the best we can to optimize ProZ.com for mobile devices, but without affecting desktop user experience, and your feedback is precisely what we need at this point.

Thanks again,

Lucia


 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 21:38
Member (2007)
English
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Is it possible to move something? Jul 29, 2016

The tick-box to track further posts in the thread is way down at the bottom. It's actually below all the links to other forums etc, divorced from the current topic.

I feel it needs to be raised, at least to after the button to submit a support request. But, personally, I'd like to see it at the top. I like to keep my email inbox relatively clear so I generally open new topics asap. Sometimes I can tell I'm interested but I don't have time to read every word. So a "track" box at the top (with the feed one?) would be the most useful.


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:38
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Advanced forum search Jul 29, 2016

Lucia Leszinsky wrote:

So please, if you notice any other issues with how the forums are viewed, in navigation or posting options, or with any other recent changes, please let us know.


In the advanced forum search ( http://www.proz.com/?sp=forum&action=SearchForum&advanced=y ), the search options stretch miles across my screen.
For example, the "Search specific forum(s)" field has a huge amount of white horizontal space but limited vertical distance, so it's quite hard to find a topic if you don't know what you're looking for.


 

CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 22:38
Safari's Reader View Jul 30, 2016

Is it possible to make Safari's Reader View available for all messages in a thread?

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2997918/how-to-enable-ios-5-safari-reader-on-my-website

Normal view:

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Reader View:

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I see that Microsoft Edge's Reading View is triggered by other parameters:

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[Edited at 2016-07-30 08:01 GMT]


 
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