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Title: google thinks the docs are mobile unfriendly
Type: enhancement Stage: needs patch
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.9
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Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: benjamin.peterson, berker.peksag, docs@python, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, ionelmc, karlcow, mdk, serhiy.storchaka
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2015-01-24 17:42 by benjamin.peterson, last changed 2019-07-05 14:29 by ned.deily.

Messages (8)
msg234625 - (view) Author: Benjamin Peterson (benjamin.peterson) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-01-24 17:42
According to Google webmaster tools, the documentation has the following failings on mobile devices:

- The font size is too small. https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/UseLegibleFontSizes
- The viewport is not configured.
- Touch controls are too close together.

You can look at the complaints on (for example) https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.python.org%2F3%2Flibrary%2Ffunctions.html
msg234634 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-01-24 19:27
Yes, the theme is anything but "responsive".  If someone already knows how to do this, please step forward.

I guess it's not too hard to move the sidebar to the top/bottom on mobile, and adapt the font sizes.
msg234659 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-01-25 10:13
There is already an enhanced theme: https://github.com/ionelmc/sphinx-py3doc-enhanced-theme

I will have a look at it.
msg234665 - (view) Author: Ionel Cristian Mărieș (ionelmc) Date: 2015-01-25 12:32
You can see that theme in action at http://python-aspectlib.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
msg234666 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-01-25 13:10
Are you ok with us copying parts of the enhancements?
msg234667 - (view) Author: Ionel Cristian Mărieș (ionelmc) Date: 2015-01-25 13:17
Sure, take anything you want.
msg347304 - (view) Author: karl (karlcow) * Date: 2019-07-05 04:09
This issue should probably be addressed now on https://github.com/python/python-docs-theme
msg347305 - (view) Author: karl (karlcow) * Date: 2019-07-05 04:16
I created https://github.com/python/python-docs-theme/issues/30
History
Date User Action Args
2019-07-05 14:29:02ned.deilysetnosy: + mdk

versions: + Python 3.9, - Python 2.7, Python 3.4, Python 3.5
2019-07-05 04:16:26karlcowsetmessages: + msg347305
2019-07-05 04:09:54karlcowsetnosy: + karlcow
messages: + msg347304
2015-03-02 08:16:32ezio.melottisetnosy: + ezio.melotti
2015-01-25 13:17:44ionelmcsetmessages: + msg234667
2015-01-25 13:10:17georg.brandlsetmessages: + msg234666
2015-01-25 12:32:07ionelmcsetnosy: + ionelmc
messages: + msg234665
2015-01-25 10:13:01georg.brandlsetmessages: + msg234659
2015-01-24 19:40:18berker.peksagsetnosy: + berker.peksag
2015-01-24 19:27:57georg.brandlsetmessages: + msg234634
2015-01-24 17:58:34serhiy.storchakasetnosy: + georg.brandl, serhiy.storchaka

versions: - Python 3.6
2015-01-24 17:42:05benjamin.petersoncreate