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Paul Strack Jan 30, 2018 (04:12)

I'm experimenting with a new search page for Eldamo. The beta is here:

The major changes are:

1) I am trying to compact the search controls to be more mobile-friendly while still being reasonable on desktops.

2) I've replaced the pagination buttons with an "infinite scroll" that adds more search results as you page down.

3) Because Eldamo no longer treats Noldorin and Middle Quenya words as Sindarin and Quenya, I've added two new language options: "Later Quenya (1930+)" and "Sindarin/Noldorin (1930+)". This is for those who don't want to use the "All Quenya" and "Sindarin/Noldorin/Gnomish" options.

FYI, the font size on the search controls is big (16pt) because otherwise the iPhone does an annoying page zoom when you select a control.

Anyway, I'd appreciate it if folks took a look and let me know what they think, especially if folks can try it out on mobile devices.
Eldamo : Search
All Languages, ─────────────, All Quenya, Sindarin/Noldorin/Gnomish, All Primitive Elvish, ─────────────, Later Quenya (1930+), Sindarin/Noldorin (1930+), ─────────────, All Late Elvish (1950-73), All Middle Elvish (1930-50), All Early Elvish (1910-30) ...

Tamas Ferencz Jan 30, 2018 (11:26)

On first glance it's already much better. The current version with its small font size forces me to constantly zoom in and out on my Sony Z5 compact - here I can search and read without any trickery. Great!

Ицхак Пензев Jan 30, 2018 (12:02)

It is awesome, amazing! And much more friendly to mobile phones. Lenovo under Android 6.0 works perfectly.
I like "Later Q." option, too. That's what I lacked in earlier versions.

Robert Reynolds Jan 30, 2018 (13:00)

This is very usable on my Pixel XL with Android 8.1 and much more mobile-friendly. It also works on my desktop except that the initial number of entries displayed isn't enough to fill the screen on my 1440p monitor, so the page displays "loading" indefinitely until I unmaximize the window to get a scroll bar and then use it; after that, it works properly. Chrome browser on both platforms. Thank you very much for all your efforts!

Paul Strack Jan 30, 2018 (15:08)

+Robert Reynolds Thanks. I was so focused on very small screens that I forgot to plan for very large screens. It should be easy enough to fix.

James Coish Jan 30, 2018 (16:42)

I love it! I love how there are more entries per page.

ܤܡܝ ܦܠܕܢܝܘܤ Jan 30, 2018 (22:46)

I noticed that on the Adûnaic Words page, adûn and azûl are listed as adjectives.

Paul Strack Jan 31, 2018 (00:09)

+ܤܡܝ ܦܠܕܢܝܘܤ Thanks. Those are errors. I will fix them.

Rick Spell Jan 31, 2018 (00:20)

I like it. Many choices, very easy to use.

Paul Strack Jan 31, 2018 (01:55)

+Robert Reynolds OK, I put in a "big monitor" fix: - Eldamo : Search

Please let me know if it is working for you now.

Robert Reynolds Jan 31, 2018 (01:58)

+Paul Strack​ It works beautifully. Good initial display, scrolling, changing parameters. Nice.