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Feedback wanted on new mobile style

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, May 29, 2014.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I've created a mobile version of this site to make using the forum easier for those on a phone without having to use the forum app or Tapatalk. For those of you who visit the site from a phone, please check it out (should be the new default forum style for those visiting from a phone) and give me your feedback.

    It's very rough around the edges right now - on my todo list are tweaking the looks, colors, size of the reply box, adding a thanks button, and making Buy/Sell fully functional, but I thought that even in its current form it is more usable than the "full" version of the site when it comes to working on a small phone screen.
     
  2. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    705
    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Posting from the mobile site on my Android. Everything seems to be working just fine. Nice and quick loading as a mobile site should be, and you're right Amin, a lot more usable than the full site.
     
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  3. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Sorry Amin - I always prefer the full size versions on any forum I visit via my iPhone. So I panicked for a few second just now when I came on here.
     
  4. Cani

    Cani New to Mu-43

    8
    Jan 1, 2014
    Looks very good. I would love a dark theme.
     
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  5. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I think it works just fine! Thanks.
     
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  6. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    Looks ok to me, trying it out now.

    edit: it works fine from my mobile.
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    There will always be a link at the bottom for the desktop version :wink:
     
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  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I don't think we can offer more than one mobile theme, but my plan is to make it gray (neither light nor dark) as a compromise...
     
  9. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    A few observations:

    - The fonts of the posts are large compared to the header (and the font size of the Reply button are larger than the body text) - just a little imbalanced for my eye.
    - On my iPhone 5, I always have to zoom out everytime I load a new page
     
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  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)

    Hi Herbert - the "front page" format is all messed up, but in the thread view in the forums I don't have to zoom out at all on my wife's iPhone 5. Is it the same for you or is the thread view also messed up when you click on New Posts and then select a thread?
     
  11. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    I just tried again and my initial observation is that if the page is all-text I dont have to zoom out (but the fonts on the first page are huge; once you go to page 2 fonts are back to normal). But try one of the native lens sample image threads. I get this (screenshot):

    5y5ygyna.

    Edit: My initial observations doesn't bear out. I've loaded some threads with images (like the "Is my 12-40 soft?" thread) and it zooms out by itself, although with about a second delay. Same for the Holga sample image thread. But the Oly body cap lens thread (my screen shot) still doesn't zoom out.

    Sent from my iPhone
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  13. LivingLoud

    LivingLoud Mu-43 Veteran

    489
    Aug 8, 2013
    Moscow
    Maxim Guselnikov
    Looks pretty awesome but how can I check my notifications & inbox now?
     
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  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Inbox is accessed via the "User CP" link in the Navbar
     
  15. franklyadam

    franklyadam Mu-43 Rookie

    24
    Mar 3, 2014
    Looks ok, I prefer the full site myself but I'm a creature of habit too :) so far the biggest thing I'm missing is the mark forum as read buttons
     
  16. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

    342
    May 25, 2010
    UK
    Graeme
    I tried it briefly and went back to desktop mode, but I guess that's what I do on most sites. I just don't like losing functionality (especially things like marking the forum as read).
     
  17. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    678
    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
    Scott
    - I'd like a profile option to suppress buy/sell threads in the New Posts views
    - I miss the "first unread" button once in a thread
     
  18. The mobile version of the site is a bit too GM1 for me so I've switched back to the full E-M1 spec version.
     
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    You can mark forums read at the bottom of the page.
     
  20. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

    342
    May 25, 2010
    UK
    Graeme
    You can? I'm not seeing it. At the bottom of the page I have the page navigation, an 'Up' button and below that the copyright info and a 'Full site' link.