As part of our fundraiser, we promised we’d improve how Naked Capitalism rendered on mobile devices, since I understand it has been quite a mess. That project got delayed, in part because doing the basics was a major undertaking. The reason the site experience was poor for mobile users was that in our redesign a couple of years ago, the CSS had not been coded properly, and our designer had hard-coded a bunch of kludges to make it sorta work. And “sorta work” was apparently not far from “not working at all”.
Redoing the CSS is tantamount to a redesign of everything below the template level. It’s like rewiring a house. That means we did not redesign the site in the way most users would think of a redesign, a nor have we created a mobile version. Instead our WordPress jockey Mike Lacourse has instead redone the CSS so that the desktop version (hopefully) is reformatted nicely for various mobile devices. But from a technical standpoint, the amount of reccoding was on the order of what a “redesign” would entail.
Our intern Jessica tested the CSS revamp on the most popular mobile device with a group of NC readers who volunteered to help. We made additional tweaks based on their feedback.
Hopefully mobile users will see a big improvement and will now find it more feasible to read NC on their devices. If you have issues, please give us information about your device (model and OS) and tell us about any anomalies you are experiencing. Thanks!