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digitalmars.D - Need feedback on forum redesign

reply Ahmet Sait <nightmarex1337 hotmail.com> writes:
Hi,
So I was thinking about fixing the mobile design of the forum 
(web front-end of the mailing lists, aka 
[DFeed](https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed)) for a while and I 
finally got around to laying out something tangible:

friendly](https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed/pull/130)

Main motivation is to turn this:
![old](https://wfr.moe/f6psaH.png)

Into something like this:
![new](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/8372246/125770656-b7810a67-1b74-402b-ae90-4d473f27bbb5.png)

I'm looking forward to feedback about what you like / don't like 
as well as any suggestions on how to improve the design. Please 
use this thread unless it's directly related to the PR code.

Thanks!
Jul 22
next sibling parent Elronnd <elronnd elronnd.net> writes:
I don't use the forums on mobile, so can't speak to that aspect 
of it, but I find the proposed new design a lot harder to skim.
Jul 22
prev sibling next sibling parent reply user1234 <user1234 12.de> writes:
On Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 20:45:17 UTC, Ahmet Sait wrote:
 Hi,
 So I was thinking about fixing the mobile design of the forum 
 (web front-end of the mailing lists, aka 
 [DFeed](https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed)) for a while and 
 I finally got around to laying out something tangible:
 [...]
 I'm looking forward to feedback about what you like / don't 
 like as well as any suggestions on how to improve the design. 
 Please use this thread unless it's directly related to the PR 
 code.

 Thanks!
I dont like the fact that the default version get changed too even if you're right about the issue. How about mobile.dlang.org that uses the "small-res-friendly" style ?
Jul 22
parent reply Ahmet Sait <nightmarex1337 hotmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 23 July 2021 at 04:13:35 UTC, user1234 wrote:
 I dont like the fact that the default version get changed too 
 even if you're right about the issue.

 How about mobile.dlang.org that uses the "small-res-friendly" 
 style ?
Subdomain seems overkill. I could make it another "view mode" in the forum settings and allow people to change it back to old style if they wish to do so. Thoughts?
Jul 23
parent Dennis <dkorpel gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 23 July 2021 at 14:39:58 UTC, Ahmet Sait wrote:
 Subdomain seems overkill. I could make it another "view mode" 
 in the forum settings and allow people to change it back to old 
 style if they wish to do so. Thoughts?
I have an 8" tablet and the current design works fine on it. The new design looks like an improvement for small screens, but I'd appreciate the option to keep using the desktop site.
Jul 23
prev sibling next sibling parent bauss <jj_1337 live.dk> writes:
On Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 20:45:17 UTC, Ahmet Sait wrote:
 Hi,
 So I was thinking about fixing the mobile design of the forum 
 (web front-end of the mailing lists, aka 
 [DFeed](https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed)) for a while and 
 I finally got around to laying out something tangible:

 friendly](https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed/pull/130)

 Main motivation is to turn this:
 ![old](https://wfr.moe/f6psaH.png)

 Into something like this:
 ![new](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/8372246/125770656-b7810a67-1b74-402b-ae90-4d473f27bbb5.png)

 I'm looking forward to feedback about what you like / don't 
 like as well as any suggestions on how to improve the design. 
 Please use this thread unless it's directly related to the PR 
 code.

 Thanks!
I like it! Good luck :)
Jul 22
prev sibling next sibling parent matheus <matheus gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 20:45:17 UTC, Ahmet Sait wrote:
 ...
First let me say that the CURRENT forum design on mobile sucks hard. I have an old phone with 4.8" screen and I gave up using it to access the CURRENT forum when I'm on the street. So one day I decided to create a mirror: http://www.mazeware.com/dforums.html, which I use when I'm on street. Remember I did that to make it comfortable to use on small screens. So I shared here and there were mixed feelings with the users, some like it and some hate it. Well in the end I use and prefer my layout instead of the CURRENT version on mobile. Now to be honest I would prefer something like this layout: https://i.reddit.com/r/learnmath I would prefer a clean version on desktop too, the current one for me is very heavy on all theses borders and so on. And thinking of mobile. Matheus.
Jul 23
prev sibling parent Bastiaan Veelo <Bastiaan Veelo.net> writes:
I use the threaded mode on PC as well as on mobile, always. I 
would not use the proposed mode, nor the mode it would replace. 
So as long as the threaded mode remains, I’m fine with anything 
:-)

— Bastiaan
Jul 23