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New CAG Mobile Style - Beta is Live!


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17061 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:04 AM

Super Programmer John has put together a new mobile style, which is still very much a work in progress.
First, a few notes:


  • It's currently forums only, but most major areas of the site will be getting mobile support in this format
  • You currently have to click this link to activate the style on your mobile device, auto-detection is coming
  • We are currently using standard iWebKit colors, but an option for a CAG color scheme is coming

If you activated the mobile style on your regular computer, you can get back to the normal style by clicking here.

We are looking for your feedback so please let us know how we can improve upon it!

Edited by CheapyD, 22 July 2010 - 12:41 PM.


#2 Darknyss   Trophies 4TW! CAGiversary!   922 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

Not sure if it's just my phone (BlackBerry), but I can't see the poster's name. I see their avatar, custom tag and online indicator. Looks like it might be set to the same color as the background (white).

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It would be nice to easily see which threads are stickied. Right now it's kind of hard to differentiate them from regular threads.

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I don't know what's going on with the buttons, but I can't post. This is all I see at the end of a thread.

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#3 notwen   born to be down CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:46 PM

Looking good on a HTC Incredible running Android. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Would it be possible to add a reply button to the bottom of the thread, had to scroll all the way to the top to find the reply button, this may be an issue on longer posts.

#4 JP   Member of the Ravens Nation! Trade-in Value Team   7776 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:58 PM

Looking good so far on the iPhone. I noticed in a couple threads that are using the Prices BBCode that the console and $ images don't load up correctly, but I'm pretty sure it does the same thing on the iPhone format as well.

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#5 mortalgroove   Embrace The Boognish CAGiversary!   185 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

Looks great and seems to work very well on my Droid with Android 2.1

Awesome!

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:59 PM

Soo fast and clean on my iPhone4... I think I finally like the mobile style!

#7 ZForce915   Group hug! CAGiversary!   6414 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:50 PM

First impression is a good one. I like this.
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#8 HITnRUN   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:22 PM

reads fine on my non-smarphone. thanks for making something that works for us po'folk

#9 Hoffgod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   329 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:23 PM

Looks great on the Motorola Droid. Glad to see this happening.
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#10 willc23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:45 PM

I agree with the above comment about having a reply box at the bottom of the page. Also, would like having the ability to go to the last comment of a thread. Would not have to go to the first page and then click again to go to the last. The other mobile format has the last comment as a link. Anxious to see this one in a different color scheme. Keep up the good work.

#11 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10143 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:51 PM

- can't see the box to reply on my phone, had to instinctively guess and click above the post button
- i see name, page, prev/next, quote buttons all in white with shadow around them only (on a white background)
- no navigational links on page to go to main page or subscriptions, etc
- to get to last page of a thread, you have to enter a page number, which takes a few screens

Otherwise, it looks good to me on a droid x

#12 CapAmerica   Dead or Alive Fanboy CAGiversary!   1400 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:04 PM

Looks really nice on my iPad
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#13 Jay93082   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   47 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:33 PM

Is this an upgraded version of the current mobile site I can use on my iPod touch? I like the color scheme you had on that. The layout was really nice.

#14 willc23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:39 PM

Cannot open new, separate page by holding down on thread title. In other words no tabbed browsing.

iPhone 3G, OS4

#15 soliddragon   Early Adopter CAGiversary!   966 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:44 PM

You da man Super Programmer John!
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#16 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10143 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

Cannot open new, separate page by holding down on thread title. In other words no tabbed browsing.

iPhone 3G, OS4


Works in opera mini =P

#17 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   9073 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:59 PM

cool ill have to check this out

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#18 Dakinggamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:37 PM

I will check it out and can't wait for iPhone App too!! Great work:D
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#19 John   Illusive Programmer CAGiversary!   2330 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:08 PM

A couple of things:

- It was made to run on WebKit browsers (e.g. iPhone, Android). Results may vary on other browsers.
- The webOS browser (e.g. on the Palm Pre) is WebKit based, but seems to be having some weird issues. I'll try and find a way to emulate that browser so I can test it.

Would it be possible to add a reply button to the bottom of the thread, had to scroll all the way to the top to find the reply button, this may be an issue on longer posts.


Done!

#20 notwen   born to be down CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:34 AM

Would it be possible to squeeze in a 'First' & 'Last' beside the 'Next' & 'Previous' page links?

[first] [prev] [next] [last]

#21 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17061 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:40 PM

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#22 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10143 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:47 PM

The mobile site crashed Opera Mini for the first time on my Droid X, but it's probably not related =P

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#23 reddjoey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3227 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:41 PM

Looks good on HTC My Touch Slide. I second adding a first/ last button if possible. Also, posting is a bit odd at first since the text box is the same color as the background.

Still great job John

#24 Foo228   Brawl Nights host CAGiversary!   5034 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:20 PM

Awesome, very appreciated and a long time coming.

Only suggestion is to see the inbox but anyways keep up the good work.

#25 mariol90   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   111 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:32 PM

looks great, using a moto droid with android 2.2.
this may be asking for too much, but would it be possible to have a quick reply box at the bottom of each page in a thread?

#26 mikekari   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   28 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:08 PM

looks and works great on HTC hero. So much better easier than before. Thank you John

#27 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7109 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:20 AM

Won't let me login via the mobile style on my HTC Aria.
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#28 BlueLobstah   Do you...want my carrots? CAGiversary!   2934 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:39 AM

I know some of these things have been mentioned before, but I'll just reiterate for the full effect:

  • New style looks great, but will you update the iWebkit version if it gets updated to fully support iPhone 4's resolution? Some of the icons are pixelated
  • CAG style'd theme would be nice, but not necessary
  • No easy way to access newest posts or end of thread. Older iPhone theme does support this. Right now you have to go through several steps: (Thread > End of Page > Last Page Number)
  • Is the dot the visual indicator of read/unread threads? There's no indication of such.

As far as viewing threads, the newer theme is definitely the most visual pleasing and easy to read. Howerver the older iPhone theme wins out slightly in overall usability. If some of these things get touched on, I'll definitely switch to the new theme. Thanks for all the work John!

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#29 notwen   born to be down CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:41 PM

Still curious if you would be able to add a first/last page option along side the next page option when viewing threads. Would be quicker than hitting Page 1-X and having to manually enter the # of the page.

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#30 notwen   born to be down CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:51 AM

You may also want to consider adding a user's feedback rating within each post.