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Considering of adding more support to Touch Screen Devices?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Bonai, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Bonai

    Bonai Member

    I'm considering to establish a forum about portable devices like iPad, and I've been looking for a right forum solution. I've seen some others like IPB and vBulletin (and personally tried vBullettin a few years ago), but the way they do the UI design just way too heavy and complicated for a portable device.

    So, luckily, I found xenForo!

    The layout is so simple that I fell in love with it immediately (at the first sight), and as navigating more features and details in this forum, I found it's exactly what I want! It matches almost all my expectations,
    • Simplistic and beautiful design
    • Clean and light UI
    • Superb concept considering the optimization of SEO
    • (I personally like and was surprised) Integrated Gravatar service for new members
    But so far, since it's still not yet released, I guess the developer team is still working on tuning it to perfection. Thus I found a few tiny issues that occurred to me,
    • Hover over JS does not support Touch Screen (it required to click on the object to function, and that conflicts with the hyperlink)
    • Text editor does not support rich text buttons in any of the browsers on my iPad
    • Some tiny CSS issues required more tests with different browsers
    With all my respect, I believe xenForo is doing some real big thing to rock the forum solution market, and precisely nailed the orientation of the future goes, the simplicity and the light design are super friendly to those portable devices, and I wish the developer team would go a little bit further for considering the emerging end users that access the internet through the portable devices. I can't wait to see the release!

    Keep up the great job!

  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I wouldn't expect this until jQuery Mobile is out.
  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Also, a mobile skin will probably be in the works after version 1 of XenForo (Can't say when it'll be released).
  4. Bonai

    Bonai Member

    But for those portable device users like iPad's are actually expecting the full feature web interface, not a mobile skin... and that's why I think XenForo is the most standing out one.
    Ahhhh, can't wait to see the official release!!!! ( emm, how much is it gonna be?;) )
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    A mobile skin can be the exact same as the default skin; it'll just be designed to optimize the mobile browser experience.

    As was stated earlier, hover events don't work correctly, so instead they'd have to use swipe or click events.

    I'm sure Kier has this planned out in such a way as to impress everyone though, as just looking at how usable XenForo was on my phone, I can already see the mobile skin being highly usable. 
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is a limitation of the iPhone/iPad, just so you know. AFAIK, it doesn't trigger the keyboard for rich text areas.
  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    It's because they're older 32bit OSX with older webkit. As far as I know.
  8. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Some of the hovers work.
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Which ones? Since they shouldn't. There's no mouse to hover status ..
  10. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    A tap in the general area, I've got one here, whilst the home page was loading: I've cut out the crap to make the image smaller.

  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    the tooltip isn't a link. it's a overlay area. Those will always work.
  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    True forgot that, but which hover is the OP talking about, the thread ones?

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