[LINK] anyone reading the new Global Mail?

Brenda Aynsley bpa at iss.net.au
Sun Feb 26 14:42:41 AEDT 2012

On 26/02/12 09:50, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Linkers,
> There is a new kid on the block: www.theglobalmail.org

I had a look in all my environments (motorola xoom tablet, samsung 
galaxy II phone and laptop) using Firefox and chromium/chrome which is 
the best it would appear for providing all the text intended by the 
creators without obstruction by browser or site features, except for the 
scrolling marquee and article menu at the bottom where firefox is superior.

Its format changes on the phone to reflect the form factor and is good, 
scrolling down through the article.

On the tablet in the native android browser, it did run off the side of 
the screen in the index pages but the articles were fine, allowing the 
usual tablet means of sideways movement although a measured swipe allows 
more control than the more cavalier approach to swiping where the story 
dashed through without a prayer of reading it.  It offers a sidebar menu 
to allow you to switch between mobile format and web format.

On the laptop, I liked that scrolling the mouse moved you sideways 
through the article.

One final comment, replies do not seem to be viewable in the phone mode

Overall  I think they've done a good job reflecting where the GUI is 
heading (says she who will not use the Unity Interface in ubuntu 11.10).

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