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

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Aug 6 13:57:19 EDT 2010

On 6 Aug 2010, at 18:43, Jesse Vincent wrote:

>> 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. 

Sure, that was my point entirely - it feels at the moment as though it's designed for a *larger* screen than the iPhone, so we're broadly in agreement; it needs to work sensibly even when the screen is *really* tiny.  This is indeed quite a challenge!



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