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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby Mrlittle » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:37 pm

I tried out the mobile forum for the last two days. I like it and think it makes reading trip reports a whole lot easier from your phone. I did notice it does not show you the other pages in the post. So if I wanted to jump back a page to read, I had to go back to the main forum page then click the page.
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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:40 pm

Mrlittle wrote:I tried out the mobile forum for the last two days. I like it and think it makes reading trip reports a whole lot easier from your phone. I did notice it does not show you the other pages in the post. So if I wanted to jump back a page to read, I had to go back to the main forum page then click the page.

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Postby robbalvey » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:51 pm

The mobile version now "auto-detects" a mobile device. You can switch to the browser version by clicking "Switch to full version" which should appear on every screen.

I haven't messed around with the colors yet just because I want to see how the functionality of this works before I start tweaking anything else. I also do ask the question - does a lighter background lend itself better to a mobile device than a darker background?

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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby vertigomike » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:09 am

I agree with everyone so far. Functionality is great (great job), color palette is a little blinding/barely tolerable. Can we get the black backsplash with the TPR logo again?
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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby robbalvey » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:11 am

vertigomike wrote:I agree with everyone so far. Functionality is great (great job), color palette is a little blinding/barely tolerable. Can we get the black backsplash with the TPR logo again?

Maybe. Maybe not. I'm not convinced this will look better with a darker background on a mobile device. It may just take some getting used to. Either way I won't have time to mess with it until after we get back from Japan so for now it will stay as is...

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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby A.J. » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 am

From my own experience, dark modes are often most appreciated on small screens. We aren't looking at them all the time so our eyes are always more used to our darker outdoor surroundings at night while walking, or on an airplane with the cabin lights off. With a computer screen it's different because we're dead-set on looking at that monitor for extended periods of time.

Another example: if you had a navigation system in your car, wouldn't you hate it if the tiny screen in the center of the dashboard DIDN'T change to its dark mode at night? Your eyes become so used to your dark surroundings watching the road and your car's gauges and then you look down and OMGSOBRIGHT.

Now, in your defense, software developers like Apple have been making some strides to make bright-screen viewing easier at night, like iOS' nighttime mode which removes blue colors from the screen, so in my opinion having a dark mode probably is more of a "really nice to have" rather than a "must have".
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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby Mrlittle » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:25 am

robbalvey wrote:
Mrlittle wrote:I tried out the mobile forum for the last two days. I like it and think it makes reading trip reports a whole lot easier from your phone. I did notice it does not show you the other pages in the post. So if I wanted to jump back a page to read, I had to go back to the main forum page then click the page.

Click the # on the bottom of the screen.


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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby boldikus » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:12 am

Just played with this on the phone, looks good. Nice to not have to pinch, etc to zoom in and out.

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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:59 am

I've been trying this out today, and I really like it. Agreed with others that a darker background would be better, as the white is very bright in low light, even with my Galaxy's blue light filter on and brightness settings adjusted.
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Re: Testing out a "Mobile" Forum Theme...

Postby rclay2003 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:53 pm

Great job! I really like this mobile version. I guess the color scheme will get updated in version 2.0! Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this possible. I can see myself getting lost in posts while at work...
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