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Make some parts of site more mobile browser compatible please or another mobile version of the site like some other sites have a mobile and desktop version.
I like to browse the site When i got time during lunch on my Android phone but getting some things to work right since it is not intended for a phone browser is a pain or dont work at at all or its to big and I end up doing a lot of zooming in and out because it is not moblie formated.
Like replay or other site videos I have flash layer installed but they still do not play so I end up going to youtube to see it.
Browsers I have tried this on Opera Mini Oprea moblie, dolphin broweer Firefox mobile Chrome for android, android browser, the older the video the less it seems to work I guess it is using an older video player.
I get various amounts of success with each browser I can play some flash videos with chrome for android but it does not work in any others posting messages seems to work put it is a pain because it is to big to format for phone screens.
OH and it is slow because there is to much scripts on the full desktop site and I got a fricking fast tegra 3 based phone.
Ugh, speaking of which, I just tried to read the magazine on my iPhone, only to find it a nightmare, and am regretting switching. Being farsighted and growing older, I was finding the print edition harder and harder to read, and I was assured digital could be read on the iPhone.
However, accessing the magazine and actually reading it is another. The interface is horrid, half the time when I slide my finger to move the page, it takes it off the zoom option, so I'm constantly fighting the interface just so I can read an article. I'm very much NOT impressed with the digital version atm, and I don't find sitting and reading longterm at the computer relaxing either.
I constantly read and zoom in on manga on my iPhone as well, and I have to say, I've never had these difficulties. They really need to fix the zoom options and fix it so that sliding to move the magazine page isn't misread as a double-tap to exit zoom, because right now, that's what is happening.
Right now, I can't say I would recommend the digital version for anyone who wants to read it on their smart phone, is all I can say.
But I guess I should be thankful at least that I can open and access the mobile version, even if it is a nightmare to interact with the interface. Honestly tho, I don't feel very thankful when I'm constantly battling said interface to just try to finish reading the last couple of sentences on the page, and this happens on EVERY page I try to read.