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in thread Development of PerlMonks "Mobile" is now open for business

State of the art is to have an adaptive design for all clients.

Absolutely!

And it's not exactly difficult...although it can be a fit fiddly and time consuming

As a newbie here I am amazed at how difficult posting, navigating and commenting is, especially on mobile. Having to put HTML markup in is a bit like being back in the 1990's.

A good start would surely be to put a viewport tag in and disable the right hand block on low screen widths with a CSS media selector. It wouldn't help commenting but would immediately improve the display of all nodes.

The lack of a modern, responsive and simple site does nothing to dispel the image of Perl being old fashioned, outdated and obsolete.

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Re^3: Development of PerlMonks "Mobile" is now open for business
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 16, 2020 at 15:59 UTC
    I love the charming anachronisms of old school websites. Perlmonk's pages are available as XML so writing new client apps is really easy. Minor tweaks to accomodate mobile also seems wise.