eBay recently released a web site to test how mobile friendly a listing is.  The site is at http://www.ebay.com/tools/sell/mobile-friendly-test .

SixBit users will see a few different issues when running this test. 

First, when running the test, some users see the test get to 60% and then stop.  We have tested in multiple browsers and have found that different browsers behave differently, and that if you wait a while, the test eventually finishes.  It is very inconsistent.  Sometimes a test will finish right away, other times it never finishes, but a reload of the browser will then allow it to finish.  It appears that the lockup only occurs when the tagline is present at the bottom of the listing.  There is nothing wrong with the SixBit tagline, this is simply an error in the testing tool.  We have sent our findings to eBay and hope they have a fix soon.  In the meantime, if you want to run the test, try running it in a different browser or waiting for the test to complete.

Second, eBay is now recommending that a meta tag be added to listings to make them format better for mobile phones.  They will report that you should add the following line to your listing.

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

We just released a new hotfix (3.00.005) and a new beta (3.00.040) that will insert this automatically.

If you have any questions, please contact us a support@sixbitsoftware.com.




Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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