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[EPIC] Ready responsive Vector for wider deployment
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Description

Responsive Vector is now on test.wikipedia.org and all mobile domains when using the Vector skin
e.g. https://test.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?useskinversion=2&useskin=vector

The Responsive Vector configuration flag does 2 things:

  1. enables a viewport
  2. disables the min-width

This however exposes many underlying problems..

challenges

  • Many special pages are not responsive. MobileFrontend/Minerva have solved many of these but in some cases, only in the context of the Minerva skin. These fixes would need to be upstreamed.
  • Many main pages of projects are not responsive.
  • Many editors do not like responsive skins (as demonstrated with the rollout of responsive Minerva). A user preference will likely be needed for said users to opt out.

Suggested steps

  • allow users to opt into responsive Vector and disable the mobile redirect to experience the pain of these bugs
  • fix the bugs
  • change the default behavior


Event Timeline

MZMcBride raised the priority of this task from to Medium.
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Hi all
As the new OSX 10.11 is out, it would be nice to make MW adapt to fullscreen side-by-side browser windows, I saw that many sites are already responsive, while MW kinda lacks this feature. I use my wiki to edit documentation stuff while making experiments with the terminal, and the sidebar is really unnecessary while using VE.

test.wikipedia.org is quite nice, but for the sidebar it's a pity to put it below the page, I think a nicer idea would be to just hide it and only show a small button on the left to make it appear again. Something like the mobilefrontend UI would be more usable.

Change 254689 had a related patch set uploaded (by TheDJ):
Make tabs, actions and search usable in Responsive Vector

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/254689

Change 254689 merged by jenkins-bot:
Make tabs, actions and search usable in Responsive Vector

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/254689

Aklapper renamed this task from Ready responsive Vector for wider deployment (tracking) to Ready responsive Vector for wider deployment.Sep 20 2016, 1:20 PM
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Still testing? Breaking issues?

I just tried "$wgVectorResponsive = true;" and wonder why it is still not the default. :)

Jdlrobson renamed this task from Ready responsive Vector for wider deployment to [EPIC] Ready responsive Vector for wider deployment.Mar 25 2021, 5:08 PM
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