User Controls

A few mobile site changes

  1. #1
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    I've made a few changes to the mobile site, most significantly the user controls are now under a menu (scrolling past almost a screen worth of nav was getting annoying) and I've moderately increased the visual density of most pages. Hopefully this is an improvement but if it's upsetting to anyone let me know.

    Also since I'm in this part of the code if anyone has mobile site request/complaints/enhancements then the bar's open. I don't post from my phone much so things like the thread lists running off the side of the page tend to take longer to get fixed, always looking for feedback from people with different devices/OSs and different usage patterns.
  2. #2
    mmQ victim of incest
    Mobile doesn't show me who posted last in a thread from the main screen
  3. #3
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    That one was intentional. I'd like to add last poster info but there's not really enough screen real estate to fit it in. If you have a suggestion on where to put it I'd be willing to try it though.
  4. #4
    mmQ victim of incest
    I understand.

    Nah I don't know where you'd put it. Underneath the other shit but I guess that gets clustery. Unless you can make it so we can swipe to move the screen horizontally and you could do it that way? I'm fine with whatever I'm just throwing that out there.

    The only other thing I can think of is the big ass arrow that takes me to last post goes away until a new post is made, so if I want to go to the last post in a thread that doesn't have a new post, I have to go into that thread and self-navigate to the end.

    Again, not a big deal just SAYING.
  5. #5
    Speedy Parker Space Nigga [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    The IOS version of the site shows everyone's IP but the Android version lacks this feature. Please fix the Android version.
  6. #6
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    Originally posted by mmQ The only other thing I can think of is the big ass arrow that takes me to last post goes away until a new post is made, so if I want to go to the last post in a thread that doesn't have a new post, I have to go into that thread and self-navigate to the end.

    Again, not a big deal just SAYING.

    Yeah, that's something that's bugged me as well. I added another button to the mobile post controls. I'm not crazy about the iconography, open to suggestions, but it should do the job.

    edit: go away spectral, this thread is srs bsns
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  7. #7
    I noticed the change earlier today and I like it.
  8. #8
    mmQ victim of incest
    Thanks. By the way that's Speedy, not Spec. Or is it?
  9. #9
    Ajax African Astronaut [rumor the placative aphakia]
    Under Latest Threads, which is how 90% of the site browsing is done, there are giant buttons that look weird. They are way out of proportion and bigger than everything else. I guess they help us to jump to the latest post, but mostly they are just weird.
  10. #10
    LegalizeSpiritualDiscovery Space Nigga [my yellow-marked arboreous hypnotist]
    Change is bad.
  11. #11
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    Originally posted by mmQ Thanks. By the way that's Speedy, not Spec. Or is it?

    oh yeah, stupid avatar.

    Originally posted by Ajax Under Latest Threads, which is how 90% of the site browsing is done, there are giant buttons that look weird. They are way out of proportion and bigger than everything else. I guess they help us to jump to the latest post, but mostly they are just weird.

    Any suggestions for something better? Usability is the main goal and large tap targets go a long way there. Hitting the desktop-sized buttons on a touch screen in a link heavy area is not a good experience. But I'm open to alternative layouts if it doesn't damage usability, visual design certainly isn't my forte.
  12. #12
    Originally posted by mmQ Thanks. By the way that's Speedy, not Spec. Or is it?

    They’re the same fuckin guy
  13. #13
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Thanks for fixing those issues for me lan.
  14. #14
    mmQ victim of incest
    Originally posted by Fox Paws They’re the same fuckin guy

    That would be cringe of the highest order. I wish it were true.
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  15. #15
    mmQ victim of incest
    Now the new threads aren't distinguishable because they all have at least one big ass arrow.

    Before when there was a new thread or a thread I hadn't ever yet clicked on, there was no arrow.

    So now when I click the arrow on a thread I can't remember if I've clicked before, it takes me to the end even though I've never seen the original post.

    You were so close.
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  16. #16
    RisiR † 29 Autism
    Why, though?
  17. #17
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    Originally posted by mmQ Now the new threads aren't distinguishable because they all have at least one big ass arrow.

    Before when there was a new thread or a thread I hadn't ever yet clicked on, there was no arrow.

    So now when I click the arrow on a thread I can't remember if I've clicked before, it takes me to the end even though I've never seen the original post.

    You were so close.

    Hmm, all the information is there, if you've never opened a thread before you'll see the "jump to last post" arrow and the "new" icon on the left will be red, if you've read the thread and there are new posts you'll see two arrows. But I guess that's not super obvious. Suggestions on what would work better?
  18. #18
    mmQ victim of incest
    Oh. Hmm. Well I admittedly never even notice the little red lights by the thread. I guess that works.

    My suggestion would just be that until I click on a thread for first the time, there's no arrow/s whatsoever, like before.
  19. #19
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    Ok, I made it so the last post button only shows up if you've opened the thread at least once. Does that fix the issue?
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  20. #20
    mmQ victim of incest
    It very much did. Thanks again M8.
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