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Google says LJ not mobile friendly

by Woodknack
posted 03-21-2015 03:17 AM


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Mike Throckmorton

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#1 posted 03-21-2015 04:02 AM

Those folks in Mobile are real picky.

I bet Tuscaloosians like LJ just fine.

-- You are never complete, you just draw a line where done is and stop at that line.

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crank49

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#2 posted 03-21-2015 04:08 AM

Roll Tide

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Tugboater78

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#3 posted 03-21-2015 09:03 AM

I do have issues with the site on my phone, but i roll with it..

On on U of K!!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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Redoak49

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#4 posted 03-21-2015 11:59 AM

I agree with the Google comments.

Using it on my Android smartphone is difficult even turning it sideways. But that is true with many different sites.

I use it on a tablet which is 8.9” and not bad at all. Yes, I have to use my fingers to expand the screen but it works fine.

While I agree kind of with Google, it really makes little difference to me. I do not think that LJ should spend the time trying to fix anything. Other members have reported more significant issues which are getting attention.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 03-21-2015 12:45 PM

I don’t hardly ever use my phone for the internet so it’s not too bothersome to me. I did use a tablet some and it wasn’t all that bad. Since I have a laptop which I use with my laser engraver I use it for my mobile surfing. It’s not a large laptop but works fine.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 03-21-2015 12:53 PM

I cannot think of one site that does work as well on a smartphone as it does on a laptop or desktop.

Nothing more than the opinion of a couple of people who work for Google, or maybe even a set of parameters written into a program designed to “yay or nay” a program, based on the parameters you listed.

When we reach the point where a handheld takes the place of a laptop, that is when I might just get off the net, for the most part.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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Mark Davisson

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#7 posted 03-21-2015 01:03 PM

LJ does not have a mobile site. What you’re seeing on any mobile device is the “standard” site through a small screen.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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pjr1

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#8 posted 03-21-2015 03:13 PM

Personally I hate most mobile internet sites and almost always switch to desktop mode when there’s an option. Call me a sycophant but I like LJ just fine on my phone.

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Woodknack

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#9 posted 03-21-2015 06:22 PM

Other members have reported more significant issues which are getting attention.

- Redoak49

Minor issues that affect one or two people, or people who refuse to use adblock. I personally consider usability and functionality to be significant.

The problem with websites like LJ is they were designed like a printed page, where you have a defined universal page size and everyone will see the end product exactly the same. The web was never meant to be used that way and it doesn’t work when you have a variety of end devices with screens from 3” to 30”+. It isn’t necessary to have mobile apps or special mobile websites, those are just ways of controlling how you see information.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Cricket

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#10 posted 03-23-2015 06:44 PM

The coding of this site is not set up for mobile view.

It is something they are working on to find a solution.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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SirIrb

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#11 posted 03-23-2015 06:50 PM

LJ’s needs an app. I hate posting etc. on my phone.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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bigJohninvegas

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#12 posted 03-23-2015 07:06 PM

I agree that this site is a little hard to use on my phone. And I use it all the time. The biggest problem I have is using the search bar. trying to click on the results.
With that said, I have not seen a single mobile site that I like to use.
Would an app that ypu download work any better than a mobile web site?

-- John

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SirIrb

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#13 posted 03-23-2015 07:09 PM

MixedMartialArts.com and MMAJunkie.com have great apps. It doesnt have to be totally bells and whistles, in fact i think that trying to put tons in an app will make it hard to use. For instance, the UFC app really blows.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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Woodknack

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#14 posted 03-24-2015 03:02 AM



The coding of this site is not set up for mobile view.

It is something they are working on to find a solution.

- Cricket

Thanks for the update.

Used to be I didn’t read forums on my phone. These days there are four woodworking forums I read/participate on, three on my mobile, LJ is the only one I read on my desktop.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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CueballRosendaul

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#15 posted 03-24-2015 03:09 AM

Definitely tough on any mobile device. I scan the site in the evenings on my iPad and it’s like pulling teeth to get it to work right. I agree that we need an app, or at least a mobile version of the site. I’m sure the Google ads and Adwords revenue is plenty to be able to afford some extra development. I’d even pay a buck or two for the app just for convenience. How about pre selling it to members for $.99 to raise the funds to develop the app?

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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Woodknack

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#16 posted 03-24-2015 04:52 AM

I’ll happily pay for a mobile app if there are no advertisements.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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TheFridge

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#17 posted 03-24-2015 05:04 AM



The coding of this site is not set up for mobile view.

It is something they are working on to find a solution.

- Cricket

All I’ve ever used is an iPhone to view the site. I hope it never changes. I hate hate hate mobile sites.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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TimberMagic

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#18 posted 03-24-2015 05:27 AM

I prefer using my laptop (with external 22” monitor), or maybe my wife’s iPad in a pinch. I’m not too crazy about visiting any forums on my iPhone. I want to see every bit of grain on all the fantastic projects posted here!

-- Lee

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Woodknack

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#19 posted 03-24-2015 05:48 AM


All I ve ever used is an iPhone to view the site. I hope it never changes. I hate hate hate mobile sites.

- TheFridge

Every mobile browser I’ve used allows you to default to desktop view so mobile friendliness wouldn’t need to affect you at all. But I don’t buy the “I hate mobile sites and prefer microscopic unreadable text with 50 advertisements and postage stamp sized pictures” line.” I mean you can assert it all you want, but I will never believe it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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SirIrb

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#20 posted 03-24-2015 11:38 AM

This.


I ll happily pay for a mobile app if there are no advertisements.

- Rick M.


-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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ic3ss

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#21 posted 03-24-2015 05:13 PM

My iPad with iOS 8.2 is having some difficulties with it. Very slow to load.

wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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