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UnplayedSlitherlinkSlitherlink 165210x105154:55Easy (175)Was free until 10th Jun 202027th MayExpired
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Completed by232 users
Best time without any aid1:17 by Canisse
Best time with minor aid1:12 by Anonymous
Average solve time with no or minor aid3:52
Average solve time with no aid3:45
Average difficulty rating - all players1.5/10.0
Average difficulty rating - no aid1.1/10.0
Average difficulty rating - minor aid1.3/10.0
Average difficulty rating - major aid1.9/10.0
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Posted 27th May 2020 at 08:25
Thoult Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Easy Completion time: 6:53
Hi Gareth,

Is there any possibility of adding some padding above top of the Slitherlink grid on mobile display?

It tends to be quite close to the address bar in a browser, making selection of lines along the top a fiddle. Zooming in makes it easier, but then requires a bit of to and fro to complete.

Thanks for the puzzles!

Posted 27th May 2020 at 16:10
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 1:12 Used 'show invalid'
Hi Thoult,

Thanks for your comment! In truth it is some time since I reviewed how the player looks on the various mobile devices, so I can quite believe some updates are in order. I have solved a few puzzles on an iPad and my iPhone recently, but haven't looked at Android devices for a while (and those I have are no doubt out of date now).

Can I ask what device you are using, and if it's an Android device then which browser?


Posted 27th May 2020 at 16:12
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 1:12 Used 'show invalid'
PS The easiest way to place lines in Slitherlink (with mouse or finger or any other entry device!) is to drag across where you want the line to be. So you might be able to fix your particular issue just by pressing lower than you want and then flicking your finger upwards slightly, so the site detects it being pressed over where the line is. That's normally what I do with Slitherlink when solving anyway - drag in a slightly wobbly way across where I want the lines, to be sure I hit the live area. One day I hope to rewrite the player to use a modern web canvas, but it works this way since it's 15 years old and is in fact an extremely elaborate table!
Posted 27th May 2020 at 16:53
Last edited by Thoult 27th May 2020 at 16:54
Thoult Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Easy Completion time: 6:53
I have no real qualms about it - it's definitely still usable, and still one of the better UIs for it. I'll give the finger swipe a go.

Chrome on an Android - user agent string is Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; ANE-LX1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/81.0.4044.138 Mobile Safari/537.36 if it's of any use.

Edit - the swipe definitely helps. Now just need to find some smaller thumbs...

Posted 28th May 2020 at 06:15
Maartje Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Easy Best completion time: 3:38 Time on first attempt: 6:00 Used 'check puzzle' when incorrect
That trick is great Gareth, thank for that! It works much faster on my ipad that way!
Posted 29th May 2020 at 15:00
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 1:12 Used 'show invalid'
I'm going to add more padding for mobile users on Slitherlink later today.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone!

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  • Minor aid is defined as no more than one use of 'Check solution' when incomplete and/or no more than one use of 'Check solution' when wrong; and/or using highlighting aids (show repeated digits, show broken inequalities and show valid/invalid placements [slitherlink] only). Major aid is any and all other use of the solving aids except for 'show wrong'.

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