Archive for September, 2015

 

Smooth scrolling not working for my website on IOS devices like iphone and ipad

On iPhone and iPad, i.e. IOS devices, in some cases the smooth, accelerated scrolling is not working. Instead the web page feels “lagging”, slow or stuttering and won’t continue to scroll in the smooth accelerated way you are used to.

To solve this, make sure to use overflow-y: scroll; (not auto) and apply  -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch; to body and possibly other elements. If it is not enough to apply it to the body you might need to also apply it to your div:s, like the wrapper div and so on.

body {
overflow-y: scroll;
-webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch;
}

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Posted by on September 21st, 2015 No Comments

Joomla t3 bootstrap dropdown submenu not working on tablet and phone

A template based on t3 boostrap framework has a problem when click a menu item where there is a submenu dropping down. The visitor has no possibility to click the submenu item. The problem occurs in the android native browser but works fine in chrome for android. Some reports says the same problem occurs in the iphone/Ipad safari browser too.

To resolve this, go to the templetes in joomla backend and configure the t3 bs. Go to navigation and change dropdown trigger from hover to click (as tablets and phones doesn’t have the possibility of hovering).

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Posted by on September 13th, 2015 No Comments

FormMail.pl keeps reporting Bad referrer

I used FormMail.pl from Matt’s Script Archive on one of my web sites and called this script from several other web sites. This way I only need to maintain one copy of the script regarding updates.

The script began complaining about “Bad referrer” when called from my other sites, even though I could positively verify that the other site’s domain name was present in the referrers of FormMail.pl.

Not finding the problem in the script itself I began to think over what I had recently changed on the site hosting the FormMail.pl and one thing was that I recently added a http redirect any incoming calls that didn’t go to the site url using https and I also redirected www.sitename to just sitename. For example, a call to http://www.sitename was redirected to https://sitename using Apache’s http rewrite module.

On my other sites using the FormMail.pl script from the main site, I was calling the FormMail.pl using a url beginning with http://www, i.e. the call was redirected by http redirect rules. When changing the url to call the FormMail.pl script to https://sitename (i.e. using SSL and no www), the call would not be touched by http redirect rules and voila – everything was working again.

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Posted by on September 3rd, 2015 No Comments