IPhone compatibility

vrnunes 102 Dec 01, 2009 at 23:14

Now that I finally bought my IPhone 3GS with an “unlimited” data plan, I noticed that Safari renders the top menu bar too wide, forcing the rest to zoom out.

Could it someday be fixed? That would be great! Thanks!

EDIT: here a screenshot -=> http://imersiva.com/img/devmaster_iphone.png

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onyxthedog 101 Dec 02, 2009 at 05:36

I’ve got an iPod touch and I too have noticed this problem, but it has been with a number of site not just this one. I think that if we intend to read the menu bar we are just going to have to deal with it. If they make too much smaller, you won’t be able to read it.

One thing that I’ve noticed that helps if you read it horizontally.

P.S. Who knows, maybe Devmaster could sell it as a feature.:lol:

vrnunes 102 Dec 02, 2009 at 10:58

Does not need to change sizes, just breaking in two lines would make things far better for the (increasing) IPhone users….

Reading in landscape mode does not help me, as it still zooms out.

It is not so important though, I can live with that.

Kenneth_Gorking 101 Dec 02, 2009 at 14:38

It works fine on my Nokia N97, and looking at the screenshot, it seems more like an issue with the iPhone browser…

Nick 102 Dec 02, 2009 at 14:46

Just tap twice on the block of text you’d like to read, and it will zoom in.

vrnunes 102 Dec 09, 2009 at 11:20

Actually I was already tapping twice, as that cool zoom is one of the first things we notice on the IPhone. =)

Anyway, I got used to this Devmaster characteristic.

Considering that my own site does not even render on the IPhone (the actual version is in flash), a single menu line is nothing at all. =)

geon 101 Dec 09, 2009 at 14:31

I think a iPhone speciffic theme would be a better solution. The rorizontal layout doesn’t work well on a tiny screen. You need all the available width for the actual text.

Something like the mobile theme on hackaday.com would be nice.