A more mobile-friendly Prosebox in Site Updates

  • Dec. 15, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
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Hey everyone,

Whoa, two site updates in a week! PB’s on fire!

If you’re writing a new entry or creating a new book, you might notice that the design of the privacy settings has changed a bit:
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I changed this for a couple of reasons. Mobile usage is really high lately and continues to trend upward, and I want to make that experience better across the board. It turns out radio buttons are super annoying to use on mobile, so bye! As an added bonus, buttons are easier to read and interact with, especially for our older users. Accessibility is really important to me and I want to improve the site on that front as well.

There are a few other changes like this in the pipeline, as I think it’s really important to cater to our mobile users. Can’t wait for writing on PB to be as easy on mobile as it is on a computer!

I feel like Mochi is on board too
momo

<3,
-J


Last updated December 15, 2018


CaítSídhe December 15, 2018

YES! I'll probably write more if I can access mobile easier!

Luna Leanne 🌈 December 15, 2018

👍

Naiad December 15, 2018

Excellent. :)

ermentrude December 15, 2018

I think, because I've done the car majority of my internetting via mobile for about ten years, I don't have any problems with most sites; only when things are too small to read. Prosebox has always worked really well for me.

Marg December 15, 2018

Nice one - thank you!

Oyoa December 15, 2018

Oh wow fantastic! I may have to start checking out on using it on my phone as well then. XD
Epic. Thanks.

thesunnyabyss December 15, 2018

thanks!

Geralt of Rivia December 16, 2018

Fantastic! I will have to try this now.

Nin December 16, 2018 (edited December 16, 2018)

Edited

Mochi would only approve of good things and this is a very good thing. Well done.

Then again, maybe Mochi is buttering up Santa Paws. Hmmm.... :)

Witchy Woman December 16, 2018

OMG! 🎉So exciting! Thank you for all you're doing. ☺

donut December 16, 2018

I henpeck type on my phone so it'll never be easier for me! 😂 But thank you!

black and gray December 16, 2018

If Mochi approves, I approve. 😊

sassafras December 16, 2018

You are so awesome. Thank you!

Sabrina-Belle December 16, 2018

Thank you,
another older user!

girl in recession December 16, 2018

💯

J🌞DI December 16, 2018

Thanks!

Always Laughing December 16, 2018

I need a Mochi in my life.

ソフィア December 16, 2018

I like you, Mochi. You, sir, are a handsome doggo fren 😏😄

Kristi1971 December 16, 2018

Mochi is the wise one, isn't he? (hehe) Thanks for the updates!! :)

Deleted user December 17, 2018

I only use my mobile or I pad so I greatly appreciate this. I wish I could put pictures in my entries but since photobucket went down , all I can do are post links and they are not as much fun. I tried Imgur . I wish there was a way to put the actual pictures in with my phone but I have not figured out how to do it yet. Hoping photobucket comes back .

hot-lips December 17, 2018

I’ve noticed that using the site and commenting has become much smoother recently. Thank you. ☺️

Park Row Fallout December 18, 2018

Awesome! As I read my old entries, there are multiple times I've written "writing from phone, sorry, hate doing this" or "writing from tablet, sorry, hate doing this." This is an excellent solve.

Jeanine December 18, 2018

It's a Christmas miracle!

GlobalNomad December 22, 2018

Thank you.

cricket_factor December 23, 2018

Mochi, your owner is smart.

Muffin Princess December 27, 2018

Hi Josh, can you help me please. I can’t seem to post photos from my phone. I’m using the exact same HTML I use on my laptop, which always works on my laptop, but I just get a small empty square instead of a photo when I do it from my iPhone. When I try to use the “insert image” option, I just get a box with “alt text” written inside it. Any ideas? Thanks!

LachrymoseBeauty December 29, 2018

Preparing for an app version perhaps??

Azrael January 05, 2019

Hi,
This has nothing to do with mobile posting but I was wondering why my entries keep posting twice?

Ginger Snap Azrael ⋅ January 17, 2019

I am having this same issue! I even wrote an entry about it? What's happening? Can I do something to prevent my entries from posting twice? They don't ALL post twice and I don't know what I do that makes this happen?

Thanks for any insight/solution!

josh Ginger Snap ⋅ January 18, 2019

Sorry for the trouble, I'll be posting about this soon. I've been trying to track down what's going on and haven't gotten to the bottom of it yet.

midnite.stars January 17, 2019

Just a quick question. I don’t get on here as frequently as I would like, so I usually have tons of bookmarks to catch up on. I’ve noticed in the last year or so (even before you came on the scene) that I would no longer have mutlitple pages of bookmarks. It’s always just one page, despite having waaaay more unread bookmarks to read. I have to go into each bookmark’s profile or book to see all the unread entries to catch up. I’ve asked some other PB’ers and they experience the same thing. Is there anything I’m not doing that I should be in order to see all of my unread bookmarks?

josh midnite.stars ⋅ January 18, 2019

Does selecting "All" under the Bookmarks menu show you what you're looking for?

midnite.stars josh ⋅ January 19, 2019

Yes that shows everything then, read and unread. Thanks!

Serilen February 05, 2019

Random question - does this site support strikethrough in markdown?

I keep trying ~this~ or ~~this~~ and forgetting it won't work... at least in entries. If it works in this note I'll be even more flummoxed.

Not a feature I use all the time, just sometimes it's exactly the way to express myself... anyway. I know you're busy, no rush, thanks :)

Dirty Numb Angelboy February 19, 2019

Ever since I got my sidekick 2 phone back in the day I have never written an entry on a computer. I do all of my updating on my phone. Post photos, make my entries. It's easy.

For everyone who says they can't, try SWIFTKEY. It's a super easy keyboard and learns from you and half the time or more it will predict what I'm saying and all I have to do is tap the word. It says that I have saved over three million words because I didn't have to type them. Though I still just type so I can be a good speller.

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