Google's Mobile Friendly Test

(Daniel Hollands) #1

After one of my clients sent me a link to Google’s Mobile Friendly test (in relation to some changes coming on the 21st April) I decided to run the test on my discourse site:

So I initially came here to ask about this, and to find out if there was anything which could be done about it, but before doing so, I figured I’d run the test on this meta site:

Which, despite looking almost identical to mine, gets a pass.

Does anyone know why this might be happening? What’s different between my install, and the meta site, that one passes and the other doesn’t.



Huh, it doesn’t display my discourse installation’s site at all. Strange.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

I believe this was covered at some length in

(Daniel Hollands) #4

That thread is about images, but the error message I’m getting relates to links being too close together.

(Michele) #5

Might have to do with your CSS edits.

I have the default theme with just a few slight minor changes and I have the same result as this meta.discourse. It works just fine.

(Mittineague) #6

It looks like talk.birmingham has this CSS for links that I don’t see for meta

background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent;

I don’t know if that would give links too less of a distinct tap target, but maybe?

(Daniel Hollands) #7

Thanks for the suggestions. I’m doing a tidy up of my CSS soon, I’ll see if that makes a difference.

(Fábio Machado De Oliveira) #8

The category pages have a warning in this test for me saying the links are too near. I also have a few topics with a warning for horizontal scroll. I am using version v1.4.0.beta10 +273 with a not used adsense plugin, and the discourse-tagging plugin. No custom css/html.

(system) #9

(Sam Saffron) #10