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Mobile friendly skin

Posted: 02 Mar 2015, 13:52
by blootac
A mobile friendly skin would be good for those of us who browse by mobile device. They are easy to install into phpbb, are plentiful in number and free-(being the operative word)-ly availability

Re: Mobile friendly skin

Posted: 02 Mar 2015, 23:44
by Admin
blootac wrote:A mobile friendly skin would be good for those of us who browse by mobile device. They are easy to install into phpbb, are plentiful in number and free-(being the operative word)-ly availability
Hi, and thanks for your suggestion Blootac.
As we run a modified skin on F-RibsAndSibs.Com , we need to be sure that all updates will blend within our forum, Myself and Admin2 spent a lot of time modifying the forum headers etc to fit all screen sizes available to us, desktop/notebooks/smartphones and tablets. We thought we'd got it suitable for all platforms, Can I ask which mobile device your using, as we've tested it on iOS, Android and thought it was ok.... :shame
Something like taptalk may be available to us if that's what your thinking of?
OR, if you've anything in particular in mind, pop me a PM and we'll certainly take a look into it for you. :chat

Once again, Thankyou for your suggestions guys, Please feel free to keep them coming :cheers

Re: Mobile friendly skin

Posted: 03 Mar 2015, 08:33
by blootac
Don't get me wrong, it looks and works great as it is and you've done a great job!
:Hats

I use android (samsung galaxy s5 with Chrome and opera) and IOS (IPad with Chrome and opera).
It's primarily that the page is too small to comfortably read at 100% on a mobile screen so you end up having to zoom in and then scrolling to read the posts.
Screenshots attached in the next post.

Re: Mobile friendly skin

Posted: 03 Mar 2015, 08:43
by blootac
Maybe I'm just being fussy and everyone else is happy!
:D

In fact looking at it now the posts page is ok, it's the board, threads and create a post pages that i have to zoom in on.

Re: Mobile friendly skin

Posted: 03 Mar 2015, 19:20
by Martin
:bust IT I use my phone a lot too Bloo during the day, if I'm away from home overnight working then I tend to tether the iPad, it can be a little frustrating having to zoom in I suppose, but that's just our lazy side coming out lol,
If I was to do an in depth post, I'd certainly wait until I got home and do it on the desktop.
In general I find the colours and layout more than acceptable when viewing the main sites on mobile devices, it's far easier than that horrible tap talk app :no

Re: Mobile friendly skin

Posted: 03 Mar 2015, 21:10
by blootac
Well us software engineers are renowned for our lazyness afterall! :geek:
I agree it's a very minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things.