D Forum Mobile Version - Beta
Nick Sabalausky (Abscissa)
SeeWebsiteToContactMe at semitwist.com
Thu Nov 28 04:23:21 UTC 2019
I'm actually quite surprised by some of the responses. I use the web
interface web whenever I'm visiting these forums from my phone, and
personally, I think the CSS/layout in your version is a HUGE
improvement. Most fantastic of all is that the thread list page and
certain code samples are actually *readable* in your version without
constantly needing to switch back and forth to landscape.
Granted, that's not to say there isn't room for tweaking. I'd maybe
slightly decrease the vertical spacing on the list of subforums (ie,
"general", "announce", "Community", "GDC", etc). Being able to ditch the
need for most of the JS would, of course, be a huge benefit. And on the
list pages (list of subforums and list of threads), yea, a little touch
of left margin wouldn't hurt there, just for visual balance. Keeping the
thread overview would be nice.
But I'd leave the actual posts exactly as-is.
1. I find the text size to be exactly what I wish most sites would use.
Most sites just assume everyone's on some kind of "Apple iSuperMini for
Oompa-Loompas With The Fingers of Five-Year-Olds" and crank up the font
size to absurd levels to compensate. The result is not merely an
enormously waste of screen real-estate on a form factor notorious for
every last millimeter being crucial, but the fonts themselves actually
manage to be uncomfortably large to read in the first place.
(Frankly, devices and users quite *obviously* should be able to just set
their own preferred font size globally. And accordingly, that's exactly
how HTML *1* was designed. But now that ships's sailed and we're left
with the complete f&*$%#@ s*@%storm that is HTML 4/5...)
2. The only reason extra margins would be needed on the actual
post-viewing pages would be as a workaround for those goofy phones with
the nonsensical misfeature of "edge-to-edge" screens the manufacturers
have been trying to push (just because they can, and because they figure
its harder for their competitors to copy). Handheld touchscreens obviously
need borders (that's just basic HCI common-sense), and requests for
applications/websites to add them back in just proves its nothing more
than a glaring flaw of the phone itself. People with better
practicality-oriented phones shouldn't have to sacrifice their own
perfectly usable real estate just because of some *other* phones'
In any case, I think this visual refresh is a huge improvement, I love it.
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