**Responsive landing page**
I have deployed on the dev website an attempt at making the landing page responsive and will need some feedback. If you have time, please visit the dev website from your smartphone.
Only the landing page (for non-authenticated users only) will adjust to small screens. Other pages will still be displayed as miniatures of the website.
To convert this page into a responsive page, I had to rework some elements so that they would display properly on smartphones. Some of these changes have an effect for the desktop users too (login box and UI language selection being the most notable changes). I'll let you try out and report things that you find confusing or inconvenient.
Thank you for testing!
Note that TRANG is referring to the non-logged-in main page.
You will have to make sure to log out to see what she's talking about.
This is the only problem that I noticed right off.
The interface language icon wasn't intuitive to me, but perhaps it is to others.
The "show more features"/"show fewer features" icons are displayed, but have no effect, for a user who is not logged in.
It does, but it expands and collapses the hidden sentences instead of showing features...
The icons appear in two places: (1) in the top green bar and (2) next to each sentence. I was looking at the one in the top green bar, which didn't seem to do much. But in fact, it does affect sentences that have unreviewed automatically-generated alternate transcriptions: It shows or hides the transcriptions.
The "show more" button in the green toolbar should indeed not be displayed. This bug should be fixed on dev now.
I have implemented additional changes to the top menu. As always, if you have time, please test it on the dev website and let me know if you have any issue.
The main change is the part with the user menu, inbox, log out and language selection.
It works, but I don't like the way it takes multiple clicks to get to things I often access.
With the current design (on the main site), I can mouse-over my username, then click "comments on my sentences." This only requires one click.
The new design requires multiple clicks.
1. Click my username in the menu bar.
2. Click "my profile."
3. Click my username again where is appears under the search bar.
4. Click "comments on my sentences."
It's not only this, but it requires this same number of clicks to get to everything else in the drop-down menu that I use.
Changing my language isn't something that I use very much, hardly ever, but I do use the other things, so I'm not sure why the language change part cannot just be included in the "settings."
I agree. I rarely change my profile, but I often want to look at my lists, my most recent comments and sentences, and comments on my sentences. It is a pain to have to go through my profile in order to get there, especially on the desktop, where I have plenty of room for a longer drop-down list.
In addition to forcing us to use more clicks, moving these items out of the menu has a negative effect on discoverability. If I didn't see them in the menu, I might think that such functionality didn't exist at all, especially if I didn't visit my profile after setting it up as a new user.
When I look at my profile, there's a box on the right-hand side with the heading "Settings". Three items are shown: (1) whether e-mail notifications are enabled, (2) whether the profile is public, and (3) the list of languages for translations I want to display. The problem with item (3) is that there's no explanation, just a bare list:
>> deu, eng, epo, fra, heb, ita, jpn, por, rus, ukr
It would be better if there were a short introductory phrase:
>> Translations displayed in: deu, eng, epo, fra, heb, ita, jpn, por, rus, ukr