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The new Web UX has major topbar issues on Safari/iPad iOS 8.

  • Everything on the top bar is in the wrong place. "StackExchange" has gone on holiday.
  • Clicking "questions" (to the left of "tags") on the top band actually takes you to your rep page.
  • Clicking the "email" button opens the email, positioned about 300px left of the left edge, so you can only see the right edge of emails.
  • Things outside the top bar/band seem to work.
  • Same on all SE sites. Quit app, reboot iPad, etc. all tried.

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  • Considering they're currently on iOS 11... it's likely that the older versions are simply unsupported. – Catija Mar 31 '18 at 16:09
  • @Catija thanks for the info about what the current version is... not all hardware can run it... Is it SE policy to only support the latest & greatest platforms? Only certain platforms? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Mar 31 '18 at 16:16
  • They have supported browsers listed here: meta.stackexchange.com/q/56161/284336 iOS 9 is the oldest they support and that's from September 2015. I hardly call that the "latest and greatest". – Catija Mar 31 '18 at 16:19
  • Does the mobile version work ok? – Journeyman Geek Apr 1 '18 at 5:25
  • Naw, you can select from the bottom. Safari on IOS is a bit notoriously buggy on SE - its a mobile view of the webpage and works better in some situations. i.stack.imgur.com/i9W9o.png last option there. – Journeyman Geek Apr 1 '18 at 8:00
  • @JourneymanGeek I didn't even know that was there! LOL! I would probably not use it anyway, iPad is not a phone, it's a perfectly powerful desktop replacement. Being iOS is a curse, or rather, some people's viewpoints toward iOS is a curse, since around SE people seem to treat iOS like a phone OS arguing "well a 3 year old phone is obsolete". A 3 year old iPad is not obsolete, and at $1000 for a good one, it ought not to be. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Apr 1 '18 at 14:46
  • Oh, apparently newer versions of safari do that too. And the fact that you can't install a different rendering engine for no reason other than "apple says no" makes it hard to workaround. – Journeyman Geek Apr 1 '18 at 14:54
  • Oh dear. Even a vintage desktop Safari doesn't do it. My lay impression was that Safari was WebKit, same engine as pretty much every other smart device browser... – Harper - Reinstate Monica Apr 1 '18 at 14:57

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