GWJ bugs, feature requests, and updates

The Mobify site is also not zoomable, fyi.

Until the zoom is fixed, this java code to enable zoom can be put into a bookmark and selected after the page is loaded.

'javascript:var%20meta;if%20(document.getElementsByTagName)%20%7Bmeta%20=%20document.getElementsByTagName('meta')%5B0%5D;if%20(meta)%20%7Bmeta.name%20=%20'viewport';meta.content%20=%20'device-width,%20initial-scale=1,%20maximum-scale=10.0,%20minimum-scale=1,%20user-scalable=1';%7D%7D'

Is there any chance we could get Tapatalk support for the forums? This is the only site I frequent regularly that I have to use my phone's browser to get to; everything else I can use Tapatalk.

I'm sure it has been said somewhere, but I have missed it. Is there a switch somewhere to force a specific layout. I browse at work and due to monitor size I am being put into the mobile layout bracket. However, I'm using chrome on a desktop so having that layout doesn't necessarily help me.

Seems like it would be pretty simple to allow a flag to be set to choose auto-layout or a particular version.

I did a little bit of stylish/usercss tinkering to try and get the <1020 layout to be effective up to the full width of my 1920 screen, I couldn't quite do it without losing the rest of the style, and it wouldn't 'take' any future updates made to the site's css. It can probably be done, but I lack the knowledge, and the attention span and motivation to see it through.

Scratched wrote:

I did a little bit of stylish/usercss tinkering to try and get the <1020 layout to be effective up to the full width of my 1920 screen, I couldn't quite do it without losing the rest of the style, and it wouldn't 'take' any future updates made to the site's css. It can probably be done, but I lack the knowledge, and the attention span and motivation to see it through.

My old Free the Width still works and I don't know of any issues with it.

The new forum css seems to have unlocked the width, but still retains the column on the left, which the adaptable version gets rid of when you shrink down below 1020px wide.

I used to could just scroll the avatar column off to the left and have posts take up the screen. Scroll left when I wanted to see who wrote something and didn't recognize the sig.

Scratched wrote:

The new forum css seems to have unlocked the width, but still retains the column on the left, which the adaptable version gets rid of when you shrink down below 1020px wide.

Ah, I guess I misunderstood. My script also keeps the user tracker and Front Page full width rather than in a narrow column.

Scratched wrote:

I did a little bit of stylish/usercss tinkering to try and get the <1020 layout to be effective up to the full width of my 1920 screen, I couldn't quite do it without losing the rest of the style, and it wouldn't 'take' any future updates made to the site's css. It can probably be done, but I lack the knowledge, and the attention span and motivation to see it through.

Here's the full set of rules that are applied at <1020px: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/320777/full...

The following subset with stylish should give the desired effect, though:

#page {
width: 100%;
}
#squeeze-spacer,#sidebar-left,#gwj-features {
display:none;
}
#main {
margin:0 !important;
padding:0 !important;
width:100% !important;
}
#squeeze {
margin:0 !important;
padding:5px;
}

psoplayer wrote:

The following subset with stylish should give the desired effect, though:

That does it. Thanks!

For those of you still having issues with the responsive layout, a short term fix I could implement would be to make a setting in your user profile that, if set, would remove the responsive stylesheet for you when you're logged in. Then, you'd simply get the standard 2-column layout on all pages. What do you all think of that option?

That would be awesome doogiemac!

I've been away awhile and just now noticed the reports about favorite topics not showing the correct new count. I'll try and get my development copy of the site back up and running this weekend and try to figure out what's wrong the new counter. Are there any other problems with the favorite topics?

I still get a 403 when entering the root url:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at www.gamerswithjobs.com Port 80

Obviously, I can get to subfolders, a la, /tracker.

The mobile site is missing a "link to this post" feature that the full site has. It also has no button to switch to the full site.

lancejt wrote:

I'm sure it has been said somewhere, but I have missed it. Is there a switch somewhere to force a specific layout. I browse at work and due to monitor size I am being put into the mobile layout bracket. However, I'm using chrome on a desktop so having that layout doesn't necessarily help me.

Seems like it would be pretty simple to allow a flag to be set to choose auto-layout or a particular version.

doogiemac wrote:

For those of you still having issues with the responsive layout, a short term fix I could implement would be to make a setting in your user profile that, if set, would remove the responsive stylesheet for you when you're logged in. Then, you'd simply get the standard 2-column layout on all pages. What do you all think of that option?

Edwin wrote:

The mobile site is missing a "link to this post" feature that the full site has. It also has no button to switch to the full site.

Wouldn't the bolded suggestions be easiest? Just a toggle link? I wouldn't want it set to my account because I want the mobile version on my phone, where I'm logged in, but not on my desktop where I am also logged in. Today, the power company is working and I happen to be browsing on my laptop for the first time since the new mobile thing, and of course it has a low enough resolution to be defaulted to the mobile site.

I think the account switch was only for those of us on mobile devices that are not working with the mobile layout to be able to force desktop layout full time. I cant really read the site on my phone because the font is too small and I have to rezoom every time I click a link to read a forum page.

The font is a bit small on my kindle fire also but I cant zoom the site at all on it.

The folks in my bind just need a temporary way to kill the mobile layout in a persistent fashion until doogiemac gets it tidied up.

Edwin wrote:

The mobile site is missing a "link to this post" feature that the full site has. It also has no button to switch to the full site.

QFT.

I see that the new responsive design has added the apple-mobile-web-app-capable meta tag, but there aren't any apple-touch-icon tags to give it a nice icon when I pin it to my home screen. I have the know-how to solve the problem myself, but I'd need a high-res source for Stan and the proper procedure for submitting a patch.

psoplayer wrote:

I see that the new responsive design has added the apple-mobile-web-app-capable meta tag, but there aren't any apple-touch-icon tags to give it a nice icon when I pin it to my home screen. I have the know-how to solve the problem myself, but I'd need a high-res source for Stan and the proper procedure for submitting a patch.

That'd be awesome! Send me a PM with an email address, and I can send you an Illustrator file.

doogiemac wrote:

That'd be awesome! Send me a PM with an email address, and I can send you an Illustrator file.

PM sent.

Also, when viewing threads for a particular tag, there's no indication that the lone text field and "submit" button are actually a search feature. Should that button's label be changed to "Search" or add a title with something more descriptive about the function of the field?

Malor wrote:

Inside the second: Gaming performance with today's CPUs

Very nice Ars writeup on a bunch of common CPUs. What they're focusing on here is latency, rather than directly on framerates, and whether there's much difference between the various CPUs.

Turns out that it's pretty visible. Intel chips are substantially better. Overall, in a scatter plot comparing price to 99th-percentile frame rates, the 3470 and the 3570 offer the best overall bang per buck. (They didn't test the 3550, which looked fairly appealing in a recent build.) Our old favorite, the 2500K, isn't too far off the pace, and of course if you overclock it, it'll probably come out much more even, performance-wise. I'm seeing a strong confirmation here of our consensus that we 2500K and 2600K owners have no need of an Ivy Bridge upgrade.

They also concur with our general group wisdom that the AMD offerings are about equivalent to the Core 2, and that the current Bulldozer chips are much worse, for gamers, than the prior generation Phenom. Bulldozer is just sh*t on a stick, and you really don't want it if you're a home user.

I wish they'd covered the i3 chips. Kind of bummed that they didn't. I would have been very interested to see where they placed.

Overall, I was very pleased to see how closely these results matched with what we've been telling people.

Wrong thread? Or a suggestion to check out what CPU the machine the site's on is running?

Oops! Yeah, I'm used to the build thread being on top. Stupid me, I'll move it.

edit: wrong thread, sorry!

I just got a Nexus 7 and noticed the lack of zoom or text scaling in Chrome, but it work fine in Firefox beta. Must be Chrome thing and not just an Android thing.

It seems that the mobile version of Firefox is designed to behave like the desktop version and simply ignores the two viewport directives "maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=no".

/cue heated rant on Google's boneheaded approach to Chrome development

I prefer Dolphin. Chrome crashed on my phone a lot and Firefox didn't adjust the text when zoomed in. Maybe they are both fixed now but I like Dolphin. On my Asus Prime I used the stock browser, it was very intuitive for a stock browser.

I noticed Dolphin also doesn't scale text like Firefox does. Maybe Firefox does something that the other two don't?

Edwin wrote:

Maybe Firefox does something that the other two don't?

Scale text on GWJ?

Bah-dum.