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Author Topic: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?  (Read 6685 times)

Nod5

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lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« on: July 17, 2009, 05:19:47 AM »
Is there some way to switch to a more minimal/lite version of the DC forum for better viewing on mobile devices with slow bandwidth and small screen?
I though I'd seen something like that but can't find it now. I searched here for wap iphone android mobile before posting.

feature idea:
It would be useful if the page
http://www.donationc...action=unreadreplies
could come in a very mobile device friendly version. Maybe even one that does not require login but instead a long url that the user can generate and keep private. Example:
http://www.donationc...Kswe3Fhuh2r3ihfu3ih2
To reply to posts, goto account settings and so on would still require a login.

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Re: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 06:25:42 AM »
I think this would probably be a request more adequate for SMF's forum, since it should be something more related to the forum software than to DC itself :)

Still, in the remote day when cell phone internet fees get acceptable, I'd really love to read DC on my cell phone! :D

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Re: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 07:27:25 AM »
Personally I love the idea.  I have an iPod Touch, and it would be awesome to download the unread threads and read on the bus.  Especially if I could answer them and then upload the answers when I got a signal again (of course I would still run into the thread changes since last read thingy, but still....).

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Re: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 10:26:13 AM »
I think this would probably be a request more adequate for SMF's forum, since it should be something more related to the forum software than to DC itself :)

Still, in the remote day when cell phone internet fees get acceptable, I'd really love to read DC on my cell phone! :D

Doesn't SMF have the capability?  I've seen it on some SMF forums, I thought... maybe it wasn't an out of the box mod, though...

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Re: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 10:36:58 AM »
this is built into smf.

for example this thread in dif mobile modes:

samples of more pages in wap mode:
« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 10:40:35 AM by mouser »

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Re: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009, 11:12:00 AM »
Cool!
I wonder why doesn't it highlight the links on wap mode, through..

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Re: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2009, 03:49:50 PM »
this is built into smf.

for example this thread in dif mobile modes:
Cool! Though all three strip a bit too much of the page, including the links. Are there even more modes than those? I'm using an android phone and browsing in standard mode is pretty ok navigation wise, but very slow on DC due to many images (I think). Standard mode with all images disabled would be just about perfect. But I guess there is no "no-image mode" right?

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Re: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2009, 05:50:11 PM »
Nod5: doesn't android's browser have support for a 'no image' mode? I know Opera does, so I suppose other mobile browsers should have too..

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Re: lite dc forum version for mobile devices?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2009, 05:04:34 AM »
jgpaiva: I don't think the default android browser has and I'm anyway sure that there's no easy way to toggle it on/off. I've had reason to look through all the settings many times because the android default browser is crap, really. Very awkward to navigate with. I run many pages image-less just fine via http://google.com/gwt/n but run into problems on login sites like DC.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2009, 05:13:56 AM by Nod5 »