User:CKoerner (WMF)/Mobie web settings update

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Greetings, Some improvements to viewing and managing user settings on the mobile website (Extension:MobileFrontend) will be available this week. Here is a short update on what is changing.

User Features[edit]

  • Font changer - This is an accessibility feature to increase font size of articles to read. A lot of mobile browsers do not include this feature. Accessibility is important to our readers and the feature has been in Beta mode for a while. The team improved the way to change the font size and promoted it to stable. [0]
  • Expand sections by default - For avid readers and editors, opening up sections every time on articles can be taxing. Now there is a setting that will expand all sections by default. [1]
  • Showing what changes are applied if a user enables Beta mode - Beta mode on mobile did not communicate to users what changes were getting applied to their experience. [2] This was a transparency issue in what was happening to users experiences. It also helps to encourage more people sign up for beta features by reading which features are available to test. This will help us collect feedback from more people about our experiments.

Technical feature[edit]

  • Use of modern UI library - Wikimedia Design has developed a style guide and UI library under the OOUI framework. MobileFrontend will use these components which are standard across other Wikimedia products. The components use accessible color palettes and UI states.

For more information and feedback, check out the project page on MediaWiki.org [3]

Thank you, ~ ~ ~ ~

[0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T109363

[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169257

[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T67079

[3] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Settings