[EP-tech] Re: Fix Mobile Usability Issues

George Macgregor george.macgregor at strath.ac.uk
Fri Jul 24 08:51:07 BST 2015


Hi all - It is interesting that this has been raised on the list because I was planning to send a message today asking if anyone had any good mobile friendly examples to share.

I was aware of the Google change before it was implemented but now that it has I too receive the same messages from Google Webmaster Tools.  Upon scrutinising historical search data it would appear in excess of 10% of all our searches come from mobile which, when you are generating thousands of "impressions" every day, is quite a lot of traffic to potentially miss out on.  So, improving mobile friendliness was one of the next items on the "to do" list.

I await developments on the bootstrap with excitement!

Cheers

George

> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Rory McNicholl
> Sent: 24 July 2015 08:35
> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Fix Mobile Usability Issues
> 
> Hi Yuri,
> 
> you may have already done a fair bit of work on your look and feel, but one
> route to a general solution for responsiveness is the bootstrap plugin:
> https://github.com/eprintsug/bootstrap
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Rory
> 
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> bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Yuri <yurj at alfa.it>
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> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Fix Mobile Usability Issues
> 
> https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-
> friendly/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fidr.iain-antasari.ac.id%2F
> 
> It states that the characters are very small for a mobile phone.
> 
> Il 24/07/2015 08:07, Adam Field ha scritto:
> > Mobile usability in EPrints has more to do with the template EPrints
> > is embedded in that EPrints per se.  I've had a look at your site and
> > it seems fairly responsive (layout changes as the window gets
> > smaller).  With such a vague message, it's hard to know what to do
> > with it.
> >
> > --
> > Adam Field
> > Business Relationship Manager and Community Lead EPrints Services
> >
> > I am currently not working in the UK.  Due to timezone differences
> > (GMT -9) email responses may take longer.
> >
> > On 24 Jul 2015, at 11:17, Ery Sitorus <ery.sitorus at gmail.com
> > <mailto:ery.sitorus at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi All..
> >>
> >> A few days ago I receive messages from google like this:
> >> "We've found critical mobile usability issues in pages on
> >> http://idr.iain-antasari.ac.id/. Mobile usability errors can severely
> >> affect the user experience of your site. Pages with mobile usability
> >> issues may be ranked lower in Google search results on mobile
> >> devices. We recommend following Google's Mobile Usability guidelines
> >> to avoid negatively affecting your site ranking on Google Search".
> >>
> >>
> >> Please help to resolve the issue. Thanks..
> >>
> >>
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