Small display bug in mobile, bold menu August 12, 2012 5:10 PM   Subscribe

Minor display bug in mobile style sheet on the blue only: menu at the bottom is bold, inside posts.

The menu (at the bottom) is bolded when you're inside a post, but not when you're just on the blue's front page. Doesn't appear to happen on the green or the grey. Seems to be happening on every post in the blue, as far as I could tell. I'm using an Android phone.

If I knew how to take a phone screen shot I would. :)

It all works fine, it's just bold. Started a week or two ago, as far as I can recall.
posted by Eyebrows McGee to Bugs at 5:10 PM (13 comments total)

I'm not seeing this on the iPhone. Can you let me know which version of Android you're using and which browser you're seeing this in? I can set up an emulator to see if I can duplicate it.

We haven't made any changes recently that would have caused this.
posted by pb (staff) at 5:33 PM on August 12, 2012


Android 2.3.4, WebKit/533.1. Weirdly, when I log out, it DOES happen on the front page, but NOT in the interior post pages. (Logged in the interior post pages the menu is bold, and the front page it is not.)

Does not happen in Firefox for Android, logged in or logged out.

After clearing cache, etc., it happens inconsistently, but it still happens, sometimes.

(Again, it's not a problem, I just noticed it and thought it was odd because it was only on the blue pages.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:02 PM on August 12, 2012


I just took a look at the site in an emulator running Android 2.3.4 with Webkit 533.1 and I'm not seeing the bold menu.

A couple weeks ago we added the note to the top banner about the August post contest. I'm not sure why that would be causing any problems, but you could try clicking hide to remove it and see if that's related somehow.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:49 PM on August 12, 2012


Minor bug, Minor bug
Makes the administrator shrug
If a problem / you have spied
Why don't you / try clicking hide
WATCH OUT!
Watch out for a minor bug
posted by the quidnunc kid at 1:46 AM on August 13, 2012


Eyebrows McGee, Eyebrows McGee
Just how many eyebrows has he?
Some say nine / some say seven
Some, thirteen million / and eleven
WATCH OUT!
Here comes Eyebrows McGee
posted by the quidnunc kid at 1:50 AM on August 13, 2012


Eyebrows McGee, Eyebrows McGee
Just how many eyebrows has he she?
(I apologise / for the incorrect pronoun
It was a sexist assumption / Now I feel down
I'M SORRY!
I'm sorry, Eyebrows McGee)
posted by the quidnunc kid at 2:27 AM on August 13, 2012


quidnunc kid, quidnunc kid
all the clever rhymes you did
is this what / MeTa's for?
is there even / more in store?
WATCH OUT!
Burma Shave
posted by iotic at 3:23 AM on August 13, 2012


Eyebrows McGee: " If I knew how to take a phone screen shot I would. :)"

What brand of phone is this? It's possible, but somewhat unlikely, that it has a screenshot feature. In Gingerbread (2.3), screenshotting could only be accomplished with a rooted device (which is somewhat of a chore).
posted by Plutor at 4:31 AM on August 13, 2012


I'm not seeing what E. McGee is talking about but I am seeing the "skip to menu" link a little displaced downward on Dolphin/Android 2.3.7(CM7.2). Here's a screenshot, you can see the link hitting the line below it.
posted by octothorpe at 5:32 AM on August 13, 2012


The "skip to menu" link change is caused by the August top banner. Go ahead and hide it if that's bothering you.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:54 AM on August 13, 2012


Hiding the banner works.
posted by octothorpe at 11:30 AM on August 13, 2012


Turning off August banner seems to have fixed, I will keep an eye out to see if it returns.

Love the poems, quidnunc. (And don't worry, online people often think I'm a dude, I don't mind. I figure it freaks them out when the discussion turns to uteri.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:30 PM on August 13, 2012


Started doing it again with the new banner, but only sometimes, and I can't discern a pattern.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 4:30 PM on August 25, 2012


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