[EP-tech] Re: Fix Mobile Usability Issues

John Pilbeam john.pilbeam at sbs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 24 08:55:06 BST 2015


ZURB Foundation is worth a look too. I’ve used this for a few sites already, and we are planning to incorporate Foundation into the redesign of our Eprints templates:
http://foundation.zurb.com

Personally I’d take the Google critical usability warnings with a pinch of salt. Google now are now ranking mobile friendly/responsive sites higher in search results, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have critical usability issues in your site. That said, mobile first/responsive design is the best approach for new websites, or site redesigns.

Best regards,
John

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> On 24 Jul 2015, at 07:07, Adam Field <af05v at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
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> 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.
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> Adam Field
> Business Relationship Manager and Community Lead
> EPrints Services
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> I am currently not working in the UK.  Due to timezone differences (GMT -9) email responses may take longer.
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> On 24 Jul 2015, at 11:17, Ery Sitorus <ery.sitorus at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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".
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>> 
>> Please help to resolve the issue. Thanks..
>> 
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