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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
I would love to see this getting deployed :)
=== 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
These seem to be great features too. Thanks a lot for the great work!