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Posted: December 31, 1969


Beth Blackerby
Posted: October 12, 2018
Hi Cynthia, I'm the first to acknowledge how awful the mobile version of Violin Lab is. I'm redesigning the site and one of the many new goals is to improve the user interface for devices. I apologize for the headache. I hope you'll be able to find a solution in the mean time. My advice is to load up your queue on a laptop so don't have to bother with the search or the long list of videos on our iPad.

Posted: October 12, 2018
I'm just a new member here and not affiliated with the site. 

Does zooming your browser help at all? If you're not familiar with it or don't know how, it's very easy.  While you're viewing a page, you can hold down your Ctrl button and scroll your mouse.  Forward is probably zooming in (bigger) and backward zooms out.  I'm not sure what the equivalent is on a Mac, but I'm sure the same is possible.

I hope this helps...

Posted: October 12, 2018

This is a really good question, I believe many of us struggle with vision issues.  Font size and color saturation really makes a difference for me, too. 

Beth also has my sympathy in developing a website, there are so many different issues to consider!


Elke Meier
Posted: October 11, 2018
Hi Cynthia, I am not sure what you experience, because I see the text clearly as black and not grey, and it is also a decent size, even on my rather small smartphone. But then I had an idea and opened VL on my ipad - and sure enough it did not automatically open the mobile version of the site, but the normal site - and it was pretty much unreadable. Then I tried to load the mobile version in Safari and it looked MUCH better! 

So, try to put the following address in Safari:

This will start the mobile version on your iPad. Beth said at some point that the mobile version had a number of "issues" that will only be fixed with the new version of VL she is working on. But even with the "issues" (like a Respond to Discussion button which is not readable) I think this could help you work with it better. Once you have opened this address in your browser it stays in the mobile version when you select for example the video library. 

A disadvantage of the mobile version is that you cannot enlarge the screen like you can with the normal browser version. Just need to check out which one works better for you, the normal browser that you have to (but also can) enlarge manually, or the mobile version which is in a more readable form to begin with but cannot be changed (at least not for all I know). 

Hope you can find a way that works well for you!