Mobile web settings is getting an update

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Mobile web settings is getting an update

Chris Koerner-2
Greetings,
Some improvements to viewing and managing user settings on the mobile
website (Extension:MobileFrontend) will be available this week. Here
is a short update on what is changing.

== User Features ==
* Font changer - This is an accessibility feature to increase font
size of articles to read. A lot of mobile browsers do not include this
feature. Accessibility is important to our readers and the feature has
been in Beta mode for a while. The team improved the way to change the
font size and promoted it to stable. [0]
* Expand sections by default - For avid readers and editors, opening
up sections every time on articles can be taxing. Now there is a
setting that will expand all sections by default. [1]
* Showing what changes are applied if a user enables Beta mode - Beta
mode on mobile did not communicate to users what changes were getting
applied to their experience. [2] This was a transparency issue in what
was happening to user's experiences. It also helps to encourage more
people sign up for beta features by showing which features are
available to test. This will help us collect feedback from more people
about our experiments.

== Technical features ==
* Use of modern UI library - Wikimedia Design has developed a style
guide and UI library under the OOUI framework. MobileFrontend will use
these components which are standard across other Wikimedia products.
The components use accessible color palettes and UI states.

For more information and feedback, check out the project page on
MediaWiki.org [3]

[0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T109363
[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169257
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T67079
[3] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Settings

Yours,
Chris Koerner
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation

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