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iPhone 4S popup too small to show close button and zoom deactivated, image upload broken on chrome, text editing broken on edge Answered

Bug1: Instructables.com is not usable on an iPhone4s based on the nasty blocking nag-popup with hidden X/CLOSE.

- iPhone 4S with Safari iOS 9.2 (13C75)
- Wait for the nagging "log in" popup
- The close/x button is north of the screen, not visible, because the iPhone screen is not as big as your developers thought.
- Zooming is disabled. Scrolling does not work as the nag-popup is using javascript to center.
- There is no way to reach the X/close button
- Nag-popup will not go away.
- Instructables.com not usable on iPhone 4s.

This is major PITA. Only way to get rid of nag-screen is ""reload"", but that was a lucky guess.

Bug2: uploading Screenshots into this forum using Google Chrome DOES NOT WORK.
Click "choose files" does not return anything.

Bug3: although uploading screenshots works on EDGE Browser, clicking and entering the forum Text DOES NOT WORK.
so- entering text into forum topic does not work on EDGE. so I upload pictures on Edge and enter this text in chrome...

Do I reaaaaly need 3 browser to do this bug report? WTF?

Only because I truly love instructables.com like a unicorn loves pink, I took the pain to write this report, despite this forum's "choose files" button not working when trying to uploaid screenshot. Damn, even reportig bugs doesnt work - get your s*** together!


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5 years ago

Yup, that's annoying. We'll get that fixed up shortly, thanks for letting us know!

Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

5 years ago

Thank you for the information. I have an iPhone 4s so I tested it out and got the same results with the popup. I've let the team know, but for now I was able to get rid of the popup by clicking outside the box at the bottom of the screen. I know there isn't a lot of room, but it's something for now :)