in reply to Quick and dirty mobile fix

Hello Bod

You write:

...to convert the site to being mobile friendly - IMHO, the first stage of converting a legacy website to something more modern...

Here I disagree with you: for me, having a mobile version of a website giving help on programming is no real use-case. My main use-case is to copy-and-paste code-fragments to try them out and to modify them ... not to type them in by hand, using my mobile as source...

However if you want to add a frontend to perlmonks that makes it look better in your eyes: go ahead. As long as the original layout remains (so the user can choose)(and as long it works without javascript).

Rata

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Re^2: Quick and dirty mobile fix
by Bod (Deacon) on Nov 23, 2020 at 12:23 UTC

    Fair comments Ratazong

    For me, I read content here far more than I paste code and probably 85% of that reading and commenting is done on a mobile device - I just don't use my laptop unless necessary. I am not alone in that.

    But...my point is not about usability for people already here.
    It is about showcasing the Perl language in the best possible light as a modern, capable and worthy language. It is about young, up and coming programmers see this site and other upholders of the language and thinking "I want to be involved in this technology" and not thinking "how old-fashioned".

Re^2: Quick and dirty mobile fix
by LanX (Sage) on Nov 23, 2020 at 14:53 UTC
    Almost all reads and most of my posts here are from mobile.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      I'm pretty much the complete opposite. Veeerry infrequently I might peek from a mobile browser but 97+% of the time I'll be interacting from Safari or Chrome; in fact I can't think of a time I've actually made a post from my iPad (and wouldn't unless I had the bluetooth keyboard going in which case I'm halfway to laptop).

      Might be interesting (and someone's probably done so in the past) to look at the user agent info and see what people are actually using rather than anecdotal self reporting.

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        For completeness: I heavily tweaked my user experience with several CSS and JS extensions.

        Last but not least does my wiki-syntax facilitate posting a lot. (see Wikisyntax for the Monastery)

        needing to type html-tags with a mobile would be a no-go.

        My point being: it's perfectly possible to use The Monastery from a mobile in a useful manner.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        Might be interesting (and someone's probably done so in the past) to look at the user agent info and see what people are actually using

        That would be very interesting, especially plotted over time!

        I know it is totally different and not really comparable, but one of my company's websites is currently 62% mobile visits compared with 54% in September 2018. The other main site we have is 87% mobile. I have no previous data to compare as it only went live earlier this year. The high mobile on this site is probably due to driving traffic from Facebook with paid advertising.