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Author Topic: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device  (Read 9242 times)

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(new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« on: June 02, 2014, 03:00:16 AM »
The (new) icon on the subject line of the 'UNREAD POSTS' page is an essential part of my DC-workflow. Quite often, I'm using my iPad to read on the DC forums. With the retina display, it's actually quite comfortable to read without having to zoom in. Unfortunately, hitting that (new) icon is a bit of a gamble. Often, I'm hitting the subject line instead of the (new) icon, taking me to the very first post instead of to the new one.

Would it be possible to make hitting that (new) icon somehow more reliable? Maybe by adding more white space between the icon and the subject link, or by putting it into a dedicated column, or by any other means...

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 07:14:16 AM »
That makes some sense.  If someone makes a new larger (taller) icon and i added some whitespace, that might do the job. anyone?

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 08:16:56 AM »
The same, or at least comparable, feature would be nice for the 'all unread' list, where the icon is quite small, but I assume it's using the same icon :tellme:

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 08:22:04 AM »
Not sure what icon you're talking about.. screenshot?

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 09:12:34 AM »
Steps are: [1] choose Unread Posts at the bottom of the forum frontpage, and (trying) to touch the smallish icon near [2] (not the checkbox)
Screenshot - 18-07-2014 , 16_10_45.png(new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 09:14:17 AM »
Ha! I never thought to click that icon!  Had no idea that it was even clickable.

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 10:05:50 PM »
What size of icon you want mouser?
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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 10:32:26 PM »
The same, or at least comparable, feature would be nice for the 'all unread' list, where the icon is quite small, but I assume it's using the same icon :tellme:

I don't think he's talking about that icon. I believe he's referring to this one:

Screenshot - 7_18_2014 , 11_30_26 PM.png

They do 2 different things.

The "new" icon takes you to the first unread post in the thread.

The icon you pointed out takes you to the last post in the thread.

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 10:43:38 PM »
Ath was suggesting that both be improved.
Hamradio is on it  :Thmbsup:

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 10:44:13 PM »
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Clickable enough? :P

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 10:45:25 PM »
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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 11:37:18 PM »
Here's 2 possibles... :)

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« Last Edit: July 19, 2014, 11:20:55 AM by hamradio, Reason: Changed new.gif attachment... »

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2014, 05:49:18 AM »
Those look great.

I put ham's "last_post.gif" in place immediately.
I tried the "new" but it seemed a bit "too" big and stark to me..  might need something in between current and new -- maybe just 12-14 pixels tall?

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 10:11:42 AM »
Attached to the image post the new new graphic so it is only 1 post for the attachments...
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« Last Edit: July 19, 2014, 11:12:59 AM by hamradio »

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2014, 01:07:06 PM »
Was just thinking about this whilst making a coffee...

What about having the option within ones profile section, or possibly a button somewhere on the website which would allow those links to show a bigger version of the images, or the original ones retrospectively.  (Eg...... (+) (-) buttons).

Alternatively, I am pretty sure SMF has mods that check what platform/device a user is using, and could be used to show X for one device and Y for another.

Just my 2cents :)

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2014, 06:35:50 PM »
I've uploaded hamradio's latests -- i think they look pretty good.

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2014, 03:15:21 AM »
I've uploaded hamradio's latests -- i think they look pretty good.

me too :up:
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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2014, 08:35:44 AM »
Excellent! Now what about adding some white space, would that be possible?

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2014, 09:21:57 AM »
So far I've not seen any difference in the 'last new message' icon on the "Unread Posts" list  :huh:

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2014, 09:28:24 AM »
F5 / reload worked for me.

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Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2014, 04:58:15 PM »
F5 / reload worked for me.
Ah, tried that earlier and it didn't make a difference, but this time it did. Thanks!