Does Boing Boing work on a Windows 8 touchscreen for anyone else?


#1

Using Chrome on my new Lenovo Yoga in tablet mode, touching links works fine just as you’d expect, navigate to Boing Boing and touching links no longer works.

Every link I hit on the front page (headlines and blue links) opens up the zoomed-in pane view of a link, like when you’re touching a tiny link on a mobile phone. Touching the now-zoomed-in link just re-opens that zoomed-in view, and so on again and again. I can’t actually go to any link.

Touching the article paragraph text itself does let me through, however.

This is the only site I’ve experienced this on. From a quick glace I couldn’t even tell if this is the native zoomed-in touch pane (which I hadn’t seen before on a laptop) or some CSS thing you’ve done. (I can open the dev tools, but the window goes away when I touch the inspector.)

Deets: Windows 8.1 pro, Chrome 39. @beschizza


#2

I use it all the time in IE11 on my Surface Pro 3. In fact that is how I am typing this message…

The touch browser experience is catastrophically bad on Windows 8 outside IE though. Very limited and typically half hearted at best support for touch.

(also are you referring to BB home page or BBS in your post?)


#3

Boing Boing home page – touch works fine in BBS, and, indeed, within BB articles.


#4

Does it work in IE11 touch on the BB home page?


#5

Hmm, IE works fine, so it’s just Chrome. That probably rules out “weird touch-specific javascript coded by @beschizza.” It’s just odd that I’ve only seen it on BB. I think it must be some CSS-related thing. Chrome thinks that the front-page links are too small and need to be popped-up – and then popped up again when you click in the popped-up pane.


#6

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