A lot of people have complained about FanFare
's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter
with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme
from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic
(which discarded it for an unpopular redesign
years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme
*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey
), Chrome (with Stylish
or Blank Canvas Script Handler
), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader
, using this URL
) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Aug 8, 2014 -
I was wondering whether other sausage fingered mefites have the same problem I do. When bashing my opinions into the text box on my mobile or nexus starting the message often means accidentally hitting the link through my username or even the html tags link. Its a particular problem when trying to cut and paste at the beginning of posts since my paste function pops up over the username. If its not just me is there any chance these links could be given a little more space in the page design?
posted by biffa
on Jul 18, 2014 -
I flagged something today while reading on my mobile, that five seconds later I realised I did not need to flag for the reason I gave. I could not unflag the comment and I fretted over this for ten minutes guiltily. Previously I have also flagged and favourited things by accident because of the fat fingers/tiny screen while reading metafilter on my phone.
Is it technically and/or operationally possible to change the "Flagged" text to a link to either undo the flag/change it or to go straight to the moderators contact page? Or perhaps a "Scourge thyself, blamer of innocents" button would work for me. I'm posting to metatalk because I don't know if this is just a me being dumb on my phone issue or others would also like this added.
posted by viggorlijah
on Feb 13, 2014 -
I was wondering if it would be possible to get the "Remove from Activity" link added to the Recent Activity page of the Mobile site. Is this something that people would like to have, and if so would it be feasible to implement this feature? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Dec 18, 2013 -
On an iPhone, when you have a body of text entered and selected (as if you were going to italicize to quote someone, the "i" button is placed EXACTLY beneath
the "Cut/Copy/Paste" dialog box no
. It's infuriating. The only way to get around it seems to be some random combination of zoom and scroll that sometimes results in it becoming unhidden. I can't be the only one who this drives nuts. What if the italicize button were swapped with the "<" button? Does anyone even use that button?
posted by nathancaswell
on Dec 11, 2013 -
seems potentially problematic: Sorry, but the media gallery you are trying to load is not compatible with your device. Apple iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) or Android OS are required
- how do we feel about that?
posted by Artw
on Aug 3, 2013 -
Shortly after the update on the heart attack thread on Ask (dx severe heartburn), the words on Ask only got hugely tiny. Talk & FP are fine.
Chrome browser, iOs6.x, recent ish phone.
posted by tilde
on Jul 20, 2013 -
So, even outside of election years browser crushing 3000+ post megathreads are now a not uncommon thing - should we be looking at pagination at the 2000 comment mark? And if not pagination what else could be done to make them less of a browser crushing experience, especially on mobile?
posted by Artw
on Apr 18, 2013 -
When readin MeFi on my iPhone browser, the hardest part is adding favorites by pressing on the + sign. Fat-thumbism leads me 4 times out of 5 incorrectly to the "who favorited this post" page instead. I was just wondering if there could be a way of making just the + button bigger ( from preferences) or (easier?) perhaps an add favorites button could be added to the "who favorited this post page"?
Thanks for listening to my random request/query!
posted by Bwithh
on Apr 6, 2013 -
I like the sidebar on the front page, and how it shows nifty stuff and contact activity. When I'm on my phone, I don't have that, and it makes me feel sad inside. Would the powers that be consider adding a line to the menu on the mobile site that would link to the sidebar content? In my head, this looks exactly like what we have on the front page, except tinier and by itself.
posted by phunniemee
on Feb 7, 2013 -
Some time on Tuesday, ask.metafilter.com mobile version stopped scrolling on my Motorola Droid I running Android 2.2.3. Still no worky. [more inside]
posted by thrasher
on Aug 30, 2012 -
When viewing threads on the mobile version of the site, how much time elapses before the 'x
new comments, show' thingy displays? Same question for 'No recent updates. Reload to check for new comments.' (unless the time elapsed is the same for both).
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Jul 7, 2012 -
Can we strip the 'm' from links to Wikipedia?
In a recent post
there was a link
to a Wikipedia page that went directly to the mobile site. If your on a mobile device you would automatically get the mobile version so there is no reason to force people on non-mobile devices to it. [more inside]
posted by Confess, Fletch
on May 24, 2012 -
I love reading MetaFilter on my phone! I have a couple discussion prompts/pony requests about it. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz
on May 15, 2012 -
Can't swipe to favorite anymore. Did y'all disable that function? Or is it on my end? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Have there been changes made recently to the ask me mobile stylesheet? Specific things I've noticed in last couple of days: title of ask posts are now in bold, poster's followup comments no longer marked. [more inside]
posted by mosessis
on Mar 11, 2012 -
Three ponies for mobile browsers: remove posts from Recent Activity, go to my own comment after posting it (instead of the top of the page) and the ability to make a new post. Safari on ios 5 here.
posted by desjardins
on Nov 27, 2011 -
I use the mobile site on my phone fairly often. There's a convenient little jump to menu button, but the lovely links start with Mefi and Ask and Meta and have Recent Activity 12th, after things like My Preferences and Profile which I have never used on the mobile site. On the other hand, I use Recent Activity all the time. Can it get moved towards the top of the menu (or to the very top, like all the subparts if you are already in recent activity)? [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Nov 17, 2011 -
I accidentally disabled the Metafilter mobile stylesheet. How can I get it back?
posted by ChrisR
on Mar 19, 2011 -
Is it possible to start a new post (in AskMe or MetaTalk, say) using the mobile version of Metafilter? Is it possible to contact the mods using the mobile version? I looked, but I didn't see any way to do so.
posted by leahwrenn
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Could there please be a link to My Ask MeFi on the mobile site menu?
posted by Houyhnhnm
on Jul 21, 2010 -
After I updated my iPhone to iOS4, the "skip to menu" link at the top of the pages of the mobile site no longer works after a page has been reloaded. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk
on Jul 13, 2010 -
Would it be possible to expand the mobile menu on Ask to include posts by category and/or tags? [more inside]
posted by waraw
on Jun 7, 2010 -
The mobile load is pretty heavy. I have to go through five different loads to make a comment. We used to be able to post without reviewing first. What happened to primary responsibility?
posted by parmanparman
on Mar 12, 2010 -
The mobile version of the front page is slightly too wide for Safari on my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by swift
on Jan 13, 2010 -
Pensacola/Mobile/Biloxi Meetup, once this ridiculously cold weather eases up? [more inside]
posted by ivey
on Jan 9, 2010 -
Pony: An easier way to revert to the mobile site. Current link is 1. tiny and 2. all the way at the bottom. [more inside]
posted by Nameless
on Dec 22, 2009 -