On mobile, the link inspector can take up a big part of the viewable area which makes it harder to read the text around a link suggestion. This is particularly an issue for smaller devices.
Two leading and compatible proposals came out of the initial explorations for a similar problem on Desktop on discussed in T281185.
This task describes the first proposal for a responsive compact view, and another task T287404 has been created for the second proposal discussed.
Proposal A. Responsively compact: Show a more compact link inspector on smaller devices where the width is less than 360dp.
|Regular device inspector||Small device link inspector|
Smaller device layout differences:
(i) No text label and content fields
(ii) No text label on "Next" arrow
(ii) Yes and No buttons do not wrap but the text label overflows when the button labels are long. This could be by making both buttons a fixed equal width in the UI.
- User doesn’t have to take any action at all as size adjusts for their device restrictions
- Maintains context with the link inspector connected to the link text
- No potential for users to ‘lose’ the card
- No additional cognitive load as there is no UI addition to the inspector
- Potential for reduced understanding of the task without the button labels and text labels linking the suggestion to the text.
- Reduced consistency with VE link cards (which have the the Text label and field about the link)