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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

I don't believe this is a current feature am I wrong? Prove it.

By mobile format I mean that content will reshape itself within the confines of a screen more typical on a mobile device so one doesn't have to resize the screen to see all the words.

TGerritsen22 Feb 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

I read TMP regularly from mobile devices and never encountered a problem. It seems to resize just fine for me. In fact, I'm writing this on my iPhone right now.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

I use my Kindle to read it at night/early AM…no prob.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

does not work great on andoid phone

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

Ah … I've an Android.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Feb 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

We don't currently reformat for mobiles, but our basic format is very portable.

Timbo W22 Feb 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

Works for me on an android phone

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

Android Galaxy….no problems….

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 10:49 p.m. PST

No problem.

Martin Rapier23 Feb 2017 12:06 a.m. PST

Flashman is alluding to Responsive Design, which TMP4 isn't.

It is quite readable on larger mobile devices (like this one) but useless on my phone unless I have teeny tiny fingers and special eyes.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2017 12:11 a.m. PST

I prefer TMP on my android much more than any other site.

I HATE!!!! mobile adapted sites, I can't stand them, and so I always force my phone to show regular site on my phone. And I get super annoyed when those sites automatically switch me back to mobile versions.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Feb 2017 6:32 a.m. PST

Flashman is alluding to Responsive Design, which TMP4 isn't.

It is a little bit responsive, but not specifically for mobiles. grin

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Martin's got it.

Personal logo Martian Root Canal Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2017 7:14 a.m. PST

Mobile devices now account for far more than half of browsing sessions. I don't bother with TMP from my iPhone. It is tolerable on tablets.

I usually don't have a computer sitting by my painting table, but I do have my phone. It might be worth considering, Bill, to think about a responsive site.

Mike Target23 Feb 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

gunfreak +1

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Feb 2017 4:10 p.m. PST

TMP is served static HTML. It really doesn't get more amenable to multiple devices than that. You can control your browser to display it however you want.

Works fine on BB Priv and Samsung devices that I use.

TGerritsen23 Feb 2017 11:27 p.m. PST

I'm with Gunfreak. I cannot stand websites that foist their mobile configuration on me. The interfaces stink, and I feel like a kid forced to sit at the kiddie table. I use TMP on both my phone and tablet as well as PC.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Feb 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

TMP is served static HTML.

The server does attempt to ascertain the user's environment and adjust the HTML accordingly.

The Old Pretender Inactive Member28 Feb 2017 6:45 p.m. PST

I would like to know control settings for IPHONE?

keithbarker03 Mar 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

Works great on an iPad

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