Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by cedivad, Aug 5, 2010.
Just to know =)
I'm sure someone will come in and create a mobile style, I'd prefer if they focused on other features of the forum rather than a mobile style.
But for the record I would love to see one
I would love to see one as standard with the package but I don't expect it in 1.0...
Problem with mobile styles and vB is that when vB made changes to the template system it NEVER merged correctly with the mobile style because there was so many changes... If there was an official style released from xenForo then further mobile styles could be based of this and would make upgrading nice and easy...
I know it does mean more work for them as they have to maintain 2 styles but I really would love to see it none the less...
Other option is to try and style the normal style to look great on mobile with just CSS, but that can be hard.
It's looking quite nice on iOS.
You see "forum" and "members"? They are not perfect =)
However, a mobile style is due, somehow.
Couldn't there be a mobile style that basically just strips out all the images, essentially doing a lo-fi "text-only" version?
I suppose yes. Make avatars smaller, strip signature and you are almost done =)
an iphone and blackberry etc. app would be great along the lines.
Don't forget Android. But I really think they should concentrate on developing the core forum first
Mobile style > <phone> App.
Not everything needs to be an application .
Agreed. I'm on my iPhone now at work. It's not bad at all.
Actually, it doesn't. That screenshot of Kier is 'zoomed in' much much bigger then what it looks like on your Iphone in the real world. I mean, it looks quite nice yes in practice, but it is simply hard to read when you use your iPhone in Portrait mode and double click (so it automatically zooms in to fit on the screen) on the posting area. Almost unreadable (especially with bad eyesight), because the fontsize is too small. It is much better readable and almost only usable that way in Landscape mode, actually.
I think it's obvious why there needs to be a mobile style.
This is what it more or less (it's a little sharper on the Phone) looks in real life:
Do you think this is convenient reading?
Personally I don't think there is the need for xenForo to have an official mobile theme, none the less, if they do offer one then we don't/can't argue. I myself of course use a smartphone to browse web sites and it does the job fine although with slight visibility errors here and there, something I can't really take for granted.
By stating that we don't really need xenForo to create a mobile based theme, I'm not stating that there shouldn't be a mobile theme at all. I do think there should be a mobile based theme but I think that one of the members should do that job and take it off the staffs shoulders. Of course, if I can get my hands on the styling system when it's released, I may give it a shot.
No need to argue about it. I'm sure that if Kier doesn't design one himself, someone else will.
I'm not arguing. I suppose that's just how I talk/type/reply.
He already has plans for a mobile skin. Hopefully he includes a way to increase or decrease text size on it.
psssssssssttttt... I was kidding and forgot to use a smiley. sorry!
They should just make a plugin for you that automatically inserts a smilie at the end of your posts should you forget to use one.
I thought there was a feature that automatically interprets certain keyboard strokes as an emoticon?
Whoever heard of such outlandish things! That be demon talk!!!
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