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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#76 by ALynnPowers
» 02 Apr 2015, 04:15

I noticed the new mobile site. It will take some getting used to, but it definitely seems easier to view, from what little I have seen so far.
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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#77 by Deee
» 02 Apr 2015, 20:52

Scott, I use a Samsung galaxy S3 Android phone, a Samsung tablet and most times a Windows phone as well. My only issue with all three is that if I'm replying to a post an hour or more from the time I received the emails, it automatically remains on the same page from when the email was sent and not the updated page.

It's easier to be aware of that issue when I'm on the full site, so I still switch to that.
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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#78 by nickrguthrie2014
» 02 Apr 2015, 21:33

The mobile app is trickier to navigate. Harder to see what's going on with other users.
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Post Number:#79 by gali
» 03 Apr 2015, 00:56

I have galaxy S3 and switch to the full site since I find it more easier to navigate.
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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#80 by Stevefromtheblock
» 03 Apr 2015, 07:33

I am used to the full site and find myself switching back to it, but I want to be more proficient with the mobile site because I think in the long run it will be easier.
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Post Number:#81 by SparklingOne
» 04 Apr 2015, 21:35

I access it through the silk browser on my Kindle Fire HD, since I joined. I've never had any problems.
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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#82 by Scott
» 07 Apr 2015, 12:48

Stevefromtheblock wrote:I am used to the full site and find myself switching back to it

gali wrote:I have galaxy S3 and switch to the full site since I find it more easier to navigate.

nickrguthrie2014 wrote:The mobile app is trickier to navigate. Harder to see what's going on with other users.

Deee wrote:It's easier to be aware of that issue when I'm on the full site, so I still switch to that.

The bitter taste of failure is ruining my morning coffee.

:P

I think I will discontinue the new mobile template for the forums and instead I will make some smaller adjustments to the stylesheet for mobile users as I did with the non-forums part of the site.
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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#83 by Gravy
» 07 Apr 2015, 14:44

@Scott
I have no idea if this is related but...
I'm using my phone (maybe it only looks the way it does because of that) and many members avatars are covering part of their posts and/or pm's.

In any case...it only just started :confusion-shrug:
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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#84 by Scott
» 07 Apr 2015, 15:00

Yes, it is totally related. I am making the site thinner width-wise on mobile devices. This should improve readability as it will make certain things appear bigger (since the site should shrink/expand to fit the screen exactly). An unintended consequence thus was that the avatars became massive and godzilla'd all over the posts. I have fixed it now.

-- 07 Apr 2015 03:03 pm --

As of this time, I have removed the new mobile template I tried out a few days ago. Instead, I have created a special stylesheet for mobile devices. This will make a mobile version of the site, but it will be very similar to the desktop version.

There will probably be a few more kinks. If you notice any errors, glitches, or anything that looks wrong is hard to use please let me know.

The good thing is that from a programming standpoint this solution is much easier to manage.
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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#85 by Gravy
» 07 Apr 2015, 17:58

Scott wrote:An unintended consequence thus was that the avatars became massive and godzilla'd all over the posts. I have fixed it now.


Godzilla'd :laughing-rolling:
Good word for it. Unfortunately...they're still godzilla'd :confusion-scratchheadyellow:
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Re: UPDATE - Attn mobile users - Help me make this site bett

Post Number:#86 by Scott
» 18 Mar 2017, 13:39

I have created a Kickstarter campaign to make an OnlineBookClub.org mobile app.

You will not be charged unless we reach our goal.

The great thing about Kickstarter is it costs you absolutely nothing to pledge. The project only gets funded if it reaches its goal. So enough other people also have to think the project is a good idea for your pledge to come into play. This protects you from donating to a failing cause.

So please go to the Kickstarter and pledge now.

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