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TFN: Time for a mobile-friendly overhaul.

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Boba Frett, Aug 31, 2017.

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IS TFN READY FOR A MOBILE-FRIENDLY OVERHAUL?

  1. Yes, displays like crap on mobile!

    86.7%
  2. Nope, I like the 2005 appearance. We have a magnifying glass for it.

    13.3%
  1. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I like to look at each forum one by one and I can’t figure out how to do that in the update. I only see “trending” and “participated” and “unread” threads. I’ll probably use it to get my PMs because that looks the same but reading the actual forums themselves is a mess.
     
  2. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Was this the latest update from a week ago, 7.0.0? Because if so they've just moved things around- you can still get to the entire forum feed, you just have to press a few extra buttons now. Like, the JCF is under Groups, and then the forum list is under Forums.
     
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  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Got it. Thanks Todd. :)
     
  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Ugh, why they keep trying to make it more inconvenient for use is beyond me...


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  5. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I gave up on Tapatalk a long, long time ago; I've got no real issues posting via Safari when I'm on my iPhone... don't quite get why more people don't use their mobile browser instead of a terrible app.
     
  6. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    You have an iPhone. Any decision has been lovingly made by people who know better than you do what you want, and therefore it's actually what you want. This is best for you, trust them. And juicing beats cancer every time.

    (Why are you not on Android, do you just want your mobile telephony to be a subpar experience? Yours is the ancient Persia of phones, whereas an Android capable handset is the ancient and glorious Rome)
     
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  7. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I used tapatalk like once and forever since I have just used my phone and the internet. It's not that bad.
     
  8. dustinroberts

    dustinroberts TFN Content Manager star 1 VIP

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    Aug 23, 2001

    Ok - I've been looking into the options and I feel hopeful we should be able to deliver a new mobile friendly design by years end.
    I am speaking for TheForce.net, not the boards to be clear.
     
  9. Bravo

    Bravo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Tapatalk doesn't work all the time. I tried it a few years ago; at least then, it was crap.
     
  10. dustinroberts

    dustinroberts TFN Content Manager star 1 VIP

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    Please check out http://www.theforce.net for our new mobile friendly look.
     
  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Nicely done, looks great!
     
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  12. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Hand of the Mod Squad and Enforcer of the Realm star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Add me in - looks great!
     
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  14. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Wow, both the forums and the main site look absolutely FANTASTIC.

    Major kudos to those who took this on.
     
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  15. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I don't know how this forum looks on other mobile devices, but this new version is pretty good on my android phone, except for the red Alerts indicator. It overlaps with the "gregmcph" and Search buttons.

    If it could be shoved upwards a bit, or just put somewhere else, then all would be perfect.

    That's my sole little whinge, and maybe it's a problem that only affects me. If so, I can manage.
     
  16. dustinroberts

    dustinroberts TFN Content Manager star 1 VIP

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    RE TFN Main: Thank you everyone! It took me a while to figure it out as we do not use Wordpress and dropping in a new template wasn't an option. So I had to custom built the the template for our custom CMS and deploy it once it was up and functioning properly. I've been tinkering with it since last September/ October. ForceCast.net got a facelift as well, our website where we archive our podcasts, The ForceCast, Jedi Journals, and The Indy Cast. Again, thanks, I'm glad people are diggin it!
     
  17. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks for the effort.
     
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  18. G-FETT

    G-FETT Force Ghost star 7

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    Responsive design is awesome. TF.N looks better than ever. Well done. :D

    I guess the next thing will be moving to HTTPS? I've just done that on my website. Had all sorts of sleepless nights about it but in the end it went smoothly.
     
  19. dustinroberts

    dustinroberts TFN Content Manager star 1 VIP

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    Yeah I saw something about that in a recent article. Gotta look into it for sure!
     
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  20. G-FETT

    G-FETT Force Ghost star 7

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    Yeah, Google in particular are really pushing https now.