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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#23993 closed task (blessed) (fixed)

Post Format usability for small/touch devices

Reported by: markjaquith Owned by:
Milestone: 3.6 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.6
Component: Post Formats Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


We should look at making the post format selectors more usable on small touch devices. Probably bigger icons, at the very least.

Change History (8)

#1 @jakemgold
3 years ago

  • Cc jake@… added
  • Severity changed from normal to major

Looking at this on an iPhone, the buttons are nearly identical in size to the navigation menu. That said, a little extra padding could help.

I did, however, discover related issues:

(1) The main icon on the posts screen is corrupted (at least on "retina" displays) for most of the post formats.
(2) Main icons and post format selector icons are not HiDPI ready.

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#2 @wonderboymusic
3 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

#3 @markoheijnen
3 years ago

I don't get why we should do this. The admin itself doesn't really work on small devices. So I really think this should be closed.
The only thing that makes sense is what Jake mentioned and that is to make it HiDPI ready.

#4 @jakemgold
3 years ago

I have a patch nearly complete for HiDPI (will carve out time this weekend to finish it).

I think we can make some easy "tweaks" to make it a "touch" more finger friendly (buh duh bum). A little extra padding would help.

#5 @aaroncampbell
3 years ago

All these are related to the icons:

#6 @aaroncampbell
3 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; needs-patch removed
  • Priority changed from high to normal
  • Severity changed from major to normal

We should take another look at this now that all the retina work is done. I'm on Android (Galaxy S3), and while the icons are roughly the same size as the nav menu, they all have labels below them and a large enough target area that it feels comfortable.

#7 @aaroncampbell
3 years ago

This was opened before the whole UI refresh, so I think this is fixed at this point. A min-width was set on the format icons in [24098] and I think that's plenty to make it usable on phones.

#8 @ryan
3 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Tested on retina iPad and iPhone 5. Looks good. Resolving as fixed.

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