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    Quote Originally Posted by PC_Ace View Post
    The problem is with the way your iPad mini's interpret the old vBulletin HTML DOC format which is not HTML 5 compliant.
    Was there a recent iOS or browser update on that platform?
    vBulletin's CSS and coding is some form of HTML 4 hybrid and includes quite a bit of sloppy code.
    There's always a recent iOS update with Apple, haven't noticed any with the browser.
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    My iPad Mini 4 just updated to iOS 12.3.1. The trainz discussion forum menu is still screwed up exactly as it was before.


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    Default not working well on mini 2019 either

    Any update for this? I'm still having this problem on my new iPad mini 2019. What about you guys? Have tried on different browsers, but with no better result. Anything new?

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    Nothing new, N3V haven’t noticed or don’t care to fix the error. And we got tired of discussing it.
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    Default No problem with iPhone

    Very strange, it did not working fine on my iPad, but when I open the website on my iPhone XR (running the latest iOS), I don't see any disorder.

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    That is strange. I’m typing this reply on my iPhone 5s and the page has exactly the same problem as on my iPad Mini 4.
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    This is likely due to the forum software. This problem would be due to the site not being mobile friendly. It's not even "desktop" friendly. If I make my forum window small on my iMac (Safari) the Nav bar breaks on top of itself. In short... the site is not very mobile friendly. This is typically due to poor CSS code. If the forum offers different templates (skins) you might try that. Also, if the CSS has been updated you may have an old CSS file cached. Make sure your browser cache is cleared to get a "fresh" (latest) version of all the page CSS (style sheets). (Though I suspect it's simply poor "mobile friendly" code.) vBulletin (the forum software) is up to 5.x. The forum is still on 4.x it appears.

    I do web pages daily... any web page creator can tell you that creating "mobile friendly" pages that work perfectly on all devices and at all window sizes is hard to do.....
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    Also.... see this... https://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...um-looks-wrong

    You are seeing the "desktop" version of the forum. This day and age you shouldn't have to choose between the two. It should be automatic and adjust for each screen size.

    To try the mobile style click on "Trainz Forum" at bottom left corner of window.... Select "Default Mobile" style

    The forum should be upgraded to v5 which is optimized for mobile.
    https://www.vbulletin.com/en/mobile/
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    Default mobile style didn’t resolve the conflicted menu problem on my iPhone. I can’t try it on my iPad yet.
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    That's odd... I'm looking at the mobile version now on my iMac and I have no nav bar at all... just the Nav Icon as intended on mobile version. Same on my iPhone and iPad. With the mobile version I get the mobile icon... not the nav bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC_Ace View Post
    The problem is with the way your iPad mini's interpret the old vBulletin HTML DOC format which is not HTML 5 compliant.
    Was there a recent iOS or browser update on that platform?
    vBulletin's CSS and coding is some form of HTML 4 hybrid and includes quite a bit of sloppy code.
    That would explain why I see no defects on my iPad Air which is NOT updated to the latest iOS. But in that case, why previous versions of iOS handled that "bit of sloppy code" well then?

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    I would guess it would be more a function of browser than iOS. Plus, something may have well changed in the forum code. Bottom line is, the site is not built mobile friendly. Sure, you can choose "mobile" or "full" but even on my iMac 27" the "full" version breaks when the window gets small enough. Just for the fun of it, have you tried a different browser on the iPad just to see if you get a different result? (I would doubt it any different unless it was a css cacheing issue.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1611mac View Post
    That's odd... I'm looking at the mobile version now on my iMac and I have no nav bar at all... just the Nav Icon as intended on mobile version. Same on my iPhone and iPad. With the mobile version I get the mobile icon... not the nav bar.
    Sorry, for the confusion, I think I see the same thing on my iPhone as you describe. It’s just that, to me, the total disappearance of the menu or nav bar is no better than scrambling 3 of the menu items, it’s actually worse. So changing to Default Mobile didn’t solve anything.

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    Nav is there... it's an icon. Click on the square icon next to the magnifier. It will take you back out further than you want but one click will get you back to the forum. Not a very good setup but that is what they provide.... To fix Auran really needs to update the board to the new version.

    As info... I posted in suggestions (suggestion boxcar) an upgrade to 5.0 - don't know if it wll be approved or not (or possibly moved.)
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    Ok, the square icon does present some other icons, one of which is the Forums, but several menu items that are on the full site, such as Code of Conduct, Trainz Wiki, Trainz Store and Download Station just don’t come up (or maybe are just well hidden). I do hope your post in the Suggestions forum has some effect. I’m starting to think a formal cry to the Helpdesk might be more directly effective.
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