Mobile optimized Quiz Mode


One of the most frustrating parts of is its usability on mobile devices. Articles are ok, but to be frank (and if anyone is going to be, it will be me) the ability to view cases on a small screen is not great. 

We have been aware of this for some time, and we have been working on it. A responsive design for a site of our complexity (scrolling stacks, lots of images, lots of screen layouts to support) is no small task. But we are making progress. 

Our first substantial improvement is a responsive-design for our quiz mode, which should now make viewing playlists (such as this exam review playlist) or individual cases much more pleasant. 

Click PLAY from any case!

So, if you are struggling to view a case in normal view mode (we know, no easy way to scroll etc...) then all you need to do is tap the "play" button to the right of the case title, and you are good to go. 

Basically what we have achieved is the interface adapting to your screen size and changing the layout and size of buttons etc so that we make the experience of viewing a case as pleasant as possible regardless of your device. 

Have a go and look at this case.

In all views scrolling is supported either by using the mouse scroll wheel or by swiping up and down anywhere on the image. 

There are naturally going to still be a few rough corners, and we hope to iron these out over the coming months. If you have feedback, please feel free to drop us an email to [email protected]

This is just the beginning, and we are determined to make the mobile experience better for the whole site (as well as bring you a whole gamut of awesome new features and improvements). 

Cheers,  Frank

Dr Frank Gaillard is a neuroradiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, and is the Founder and Editor of 

NB: Opinions expressed are those of the author alone, and are not those of his employer, or of

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Publication date: 3rd Nov 2014 10:47 UTC

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