Clicklaw is now Mobile-Friendly

This June, we introduced the mobile-friendly version of Clicklaw Wikibooks.

Since then, mobile use of the Wikibooks has gone up nearly 50%.

Today, we’re happy to announce that the main Clicklaw website has also gone mobile-friendly! You can now better access the information available on Clicklaw—any time and anywhere.

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Can you spot any difference between Clicklaw mobile sites on Android vs. iOS?

Some ways you can navigate the mobile-version of the site:

(1) After browsing resources by topic under Solve Problems, scroll down the front page to see familiar sections of our website:

Common Questions, HelpMap, Learn and Teach, and Reform and Research.

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Keep reading to see what HelpMap functions there are for mobile!

 

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Clicklaw Footer

(2) The footer, which can be seen at the very bottom of every page, links to several pages available on our website, including:

  • this Blog,
  • Clicklaw Wikibooks,
  • our multilingual pages, and
  • our social media.

You can always revert to the original view using the Switch to Desktop View button at the very bottom.

 

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Side Navigation

(3) Also ever-present is the side navigation. Click on the hamburger icon with magnifying glass hamburger in the top left corner to open.

It features a search bar which will search the entire site (Common Questions, HelpMap services, and Resources under all three categories – Solve Problems, Learn & Teach, Reform & Research) for results, no matter which page you are on.

If you want to search the text on a particular page, you will have to use your mobile browser’s “Find in Page” function. (e.g. How-to for: Chrome, Safari)

If the menu item has an arrow arrow next to it, it means there is a collapsible sub-menu which you can open by clicking on the arrow.

 

(4) Links to Maps & Phone #s

If you find an address on the HelpMap, you can now click on them to open up your phone’s map application.

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Open addresses on the HelpMap

And if your mobile phone recognizes the phone numbers, they can also be clicked – no more copy and paste!

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Call services on the HelpMap

Visit clicklaw.bc.ca from your phone! Please feel free to comment here or email us at editor[@]clicklaw.bc.ca if you have any feedback you’d like to give us about the Clicklaw mobile experience.

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