To help desktop users ensure pages look OK for mobile, let them "preview" how it will look as they edit on desktop, regardless of editor
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Tnegrin created this task.Nov 20 2015, 11:25 PM
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Preview in VE?

I think so -- this is primarily is response to some discussions with
community folks who say that they actually will pull pages up in a mobile
to see how they render. It would be nice to have this be part of the tool.

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Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from add mobile preview to VE and Wikitext editors to To help desktop users ensure pages look OK for mobile, let them "preview" how it will look as they edit on desktop, regardless of editor.Nov 23 2015, 6:34 PM
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I've re-titled this to make it clearer, based on conversations but I could have misunderstood – please edit if so.

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See also the gadget @brion made last year: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mobile-l/2014-October/008128.html (not sure if it was implemented for edit previews too)

@Tbayer this ^ is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

TheDJ added a subscriber: TheDJ.Dec 23 2015, 12:32 PM

Hmm, that gadget is nice. /me should round that up and get that deployed on en.wp

Jdlrobson moved this task from Backlog to Tracking on the MobileFrontend board.Mar 16 2016, 10:36 PM
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Peter added a subscriber: Peter.Jun 2 2016, 10:10 AM

@dr0ptp4kt What does the team need to analyze here? Or is this a Tracking task?

I believe the team would need to analyze proper interoperability of the MobileFrontend componentry with this solution. This said, for practical purposes Tracking is probably a fine place for this at the time being. In a future state when this mobile preview would be on the horizon, people could be pinged on this task to figure out timing, work involved, etc.

Moving to Tracking on Readers-Web-Backlog for the time being.