Signing into the forum on mobile devices
This forum has great mobile support but mobile devices and shmeppy.com still don’t mix very well. Because you need to go to shmeppy.com in order to login to this forum though, things get a little weird.
I’ve cleaned up the flow a little bit today (it was extra-borked before) and hopefully what I’ve set up will let us survive until shmeppy.com has proper mobile-support. The expected flow is now:
- If you’re logged into shmeppy.com and hit login on forum.shmeppy.com you’ll be logged into the forum immediately and seamlessly.
- If you’re not logged into shmeppy.com and hit login on forum.shmeppy.com you’ll be send to Shmeppy’s login page. Once you touch anything on the page, a “mobile scarecrow” will appear that says you’ll need to use a computer to host or play in games, you can click “Continue Anyway” to return to the login form. You’ll fill out your credentials, and then be simultaneously logged onto shmeppy.com and forum.shmeppy.com. You’ll finally land on forum.shmeppy.com.
The second flow is definitely awkward, but hopefully not horrific. Unfortunately, doing much better will require a fair amount of technical work, and I’d rather just devote that work to other things so that we can get closer to having real mobile support in Shmeppy. Do let me know if this is a pain though, there’s definitely more I can do if it is.
If you pan with a mouse using short quick movements, you might experience “jumping.”
I tracked this down to what I feel like must be a bug in either Firefox or React.js, but regardless of whose fault it is or whether it’s a bug at all, I was able to fix it. You shouldn’t get jumping anymore :).