Display Issues — Medium App vs ios Safari

There are substantial article rendering differences between the Medium app and Safari iOS.

  • Safari iOS doesn’t suffer from odd spacing issues
  • Safari iOS displays dropcap images — the Medium app does not
  • Medium app suffers from loading (not-loading) image issues. Many images/gifs are simply blank.

Safari iOS is not perfect — it does display much closer to the desktop version than the medium ios app.

Last year, I mentioned it to your team — not (necessarily) expecting a fix. Consider it a yearly ping.

If you wish, view the below example article on desktop, ios Medium, and ios Safari. Takes 3 seconds to see the differences. Most likely, you know these display/loading issues exist. The priority level is (probably) low — I get that.