[rt-users] [Rt-announce] RT for Mobile Devices 0.9

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Fri Aug 6 13:43:51 EDT 2010

On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 06:38:43PM +0100, Tim Cutts wrote:
> We've been playing with this today, and it's a very good start, thanks Jesse.  I know my colleague Dave has already sent you a patch.

Yep. And I've pushed out 0.92 with a fix for the problem Dave hit, as well as... 

> My only criticisms of it so far are these:
> 1)  On Safari on my iOS4 iPhone, it often seems to get the width of the display wrong when showing search results.  Interestingly when setting Safari on my Mac to pretend to be Safari for iPhone, it doesn't make the same mistake.  This may of course be a bug in Safari on iOS4.

Interesting. Sadly, nobody here has an iOS4 phone. The only iPod with OS4 we have....crashes when it tries to browse the mobile site, but I don't trust the device's provenance.

> 2)  In my opinion (and others in the office thought so too), there's a lot of wasted screen real-estate; some of the fonts are too large, and there is a lot of padding around stuff which spaces everything out too much and reduces the amount I can see on screen.  For example, the main home page has so much padding around each item that it doesn't all fit on my iPhone's screen.  The same goes for the pretty rounded corner eye candy too; it tends to force you to use even more padding around text to make it look decent.

Try out 0.92. I've tightened it up _some_ but tightening up the homepage too much will make the targets completely unclickable for folks with smaller screens.

I'm not opposed to killing the corner rounding off entirely.  I'd certainly love patches to make the mobile UI more usable.  Because we're trying to hit things that aren't just Mobile WebKit and have...wildly different resolutions and physical sizes, I need to be careful about changes, but I know we could do a FAR better job than we're doing now. 

So yes, please send patches. Or fork the project on github and send pull requests.


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