On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 3:41 AM Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic(a)protonmail.com>
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Subject: [WikimediaMobile] Reading monthly update for May 2017
Local Time: June 1, 2017 4:16 AM
UTC Time: May 31, 2017 10:46 PM
To: wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org, mobile-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
Welcome to the first in a reoccurring monthly update from the Reading
department at the Wikimedia foundation. Here we'll provide a quick summary
of things that are currently being worked on. An archive of past activity
can be found on Mediawiki.org
. Feedback and questions are welcome.
== Web ==
=== New print styles for the mobile web ===
Based on the findings of the New Readers team, we learned that users are
increasingly getting information online, and then sharing or consuming it
offline. In terms of mobile devices, this often means taking screenshots of
useful information, or saving the article as a PDF to read later on their
phones. Our older print styles did not account for reading on mobile
devices - they focused on paper printing. We will update our print styles
for mobile devices to account for offline consumption, making them easier
to read and navigate, as well as accounting for missing crucial information
such as article title and branding.
I would love to see this getting deployed :)
Note they will only work if you are using the print function on your
phone... not if you are viewing the mobile site on desktop :)
=== Moving the lead section before the infobox on the mobile web ===
Over the past few quarters, we've been focusing on the top of the article
experience on the mobile website. One of the identified issues was that,
for articles which contained an infobox, users were exposed to the infobox
content prior to having an overview of the subject of the article itself.
To improve on this issue, we've moved the lead section of each article so
that it appears before the infobox on mobile, allowing readers to have
access to the main content of the page earlier. This change is now live on
all projects. Before,  After 
=== Completing related pages deployment ===
Since March 30, 2017, we have been running a test on enwiki on the related
pages feature. Over the past month, we collected data and analyzed the
performance of the feature. Based on the results, we completed the
deployment of the feature on mobile English Wikipedia.
These seem to be great features too. Thanks a lot for the great work!
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