D Forum Mobile Version - Beta

matheus matheus at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 23:54:19 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 21:32:06 UTC, Johannes Loher 
> ... What are your concerns with the regular forum on mobile 
> devices?

Look at the first post, I showed the diffs between both versions:

https://i.imgur.com/wfmm035.png <- For "me" the new is cleaner.

https://i.imgur.com/LzvhrdQ.png <- I can read more.

https://i.imgur.com/BM13xTw.png <- At the bottom there is a 
shortcut to change pages on a topic.

Well I'll not enter in a battle which design is better, all I 
know is the current design doesn't works for me on my old LG K4.

> * Weird spacing in general. As mentioned before, there is 
> missing space to the screen border, but in other places, there 
> is disturbingly much space, e.g. between the different forum 
> „groups“ (new users, ecosystem etc.)

Let's see this closely and compare these 2 versions:

1) https://i.imgur.com/n2N7Tfx.png <- In the original you need to 
scroll down first to see the topics.

2) After scrolling down you will see this: 
https://i.imgur.com/tijpNip.png So between the 2 versions, the 
new version is only missing one topic (LDC).

> I‘m sure, I could mention a lot more, but these are the major 
> points I immediately noticed. I‘m looking at it in an iPhone 8.

I'd like to see screenshots running on your iPhone 8.

> ...you mentioned that is intended as readonly. a readonly Forum 
> Is basically useless imo. Also if it is readonly, why are there 
> reply and create thread buttons?

Again look my first post where I said:

> I use to access this Forum mainly through the WEB version, and 
> so far It never bothered me when reading on my PC.
> But on my phone (An old LG K4) with tiny screen it's not very 
> pleasant, I use this phone when I'm on the road, I lately I 
> gave up to read this Forum through it.

So I use this mobile version only when I am on the road, to see 
what's happening here, if you ask the mods, all my posts came 
from the same IP (Desktop), this mobile version was intended only 
to read on my tiny and old mobile phone.

Yes the button (Create a Topic) was decorated while I was testing 
("Beta"), but the page inside (Submit Form) wasn't.

Finally I wrote this for myself and I shared with some C# friends 
which currently are in doubt between a new language (C++, Rust 
and D) for some projects, and they complained about the layout 
too, and for what it seems maybe we are the only 5 ~ 6 persons 
bothered with this problem.

I'll let this running if my friends showed some interest, 
otherwise I'll turn this private for my own use, since I'll be 
only user.


PS: I'm foreigner so my English isn't good and I am not a web 

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