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Old 12-05-2015   #1
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Question Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

Firstly, THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE APP - it's strictly the mobile site

I was without app usage the other day and using the mobile skin really isn't that great, so I've decided it needs a redesign to match the main desktop site.

Obviously, as the moment, it's just a simple forum browser - which of course is the first thing I'll add. But basically I'm wondering what else people would want to be able to access on the move?

Guides I'm thinking will be useful, Events maps? (too small?), Downloads (probably not?)

Any ideas and suggestions, I'll be looking to put this into action over the next week or so
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

I don't need to to access this site "on the move". Please don't take this as a criticism - it's only to indicate that some don't "do" mobile access for some things.
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
Firstly, THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE APP - it's strictly the mobile site

I was without app usage the other day and using the mobile skin really isn't that great, so I've decided it needs a redesign to match the main desktop site.

Obviously, as the moment, it's just a simple forum browser - which of course is the first thing I'll add. But basically I'm wondering what else people would want to be able to access on the move?

Guides I'm thinking will be useful, Events maps? (too small?), Downloads (probably not?)

Any ideas and suggestions, I'll be looking to put this into action over the next week or so
well THIS IS ABOUT THE APP. Modify it to iphone 6 screen resolution compatability!
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

i'll prob get hate for this, but i prefer the actual website than using the app.

things i have found that can be a bit of a pain is when you have to press the reply button to respond to a message.

sometimes the black bar at the top of the page with the FF logo, search box, model jump box, notification, and message notification will sometimes mess up and appear all over the screen when trying to zoom.. i did not know if that was just my device though

i think downloads would be a good idea. say you are fixing a car and you are outside you can get a PDF or something downloaded to your phone. would make fixing things more easy.

other than that, the fact it is more like the desktop/laptop website is why i use it


oh... ok.. just realised that i have never used the "mobile" website on my phone... my bad.. i always have it in "PC" mode
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

Very helpful guys lol... I don't use the forum app or mobile site either tbh but thats more cause my phone is ancient than anything else..
@ben can i make the forum show in mobile version on my computer, can't find a link or anything to make it do it. If I can I will have a gander later and make some suggestions but unable to view it atm.
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

Well atm it's pretty blank. It was just a generic skin I threw on when I didn't have the time to make a proper one.

You can force load it by going to http://m.fiatforum.com
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

cool cool, well i guess it should stay as simple and plain as possible really. I'll have a look later - but defo add the guides to it
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

Keeping it simple is definitely the way forward, Guides would be great but I think that's all that needs added. The current skin is fine and scales well.
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
Firstly, THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE APP - it's strictly the mobile site

I was without app usage the other day and using the mobile skin really isn't that great, so I've decided it needs a redesign to match the main desktop site.

Obviously, as the moment, it's just a simple forum browser - which of course is the first thing I'll add. But basically I'm wondering what else people would want to be able to access on the move?

Guides I'm thinking will be useful, Events maps? (too small?), Downloads (probably not?)

Any ideas and suggestions, I'll be looking to put this into action over the next week or so
I must admit I have never used the mobile version of the site until this thread was started. If I use the forum on my iPhone I always use the app. So I have just had a look at it on my phone and it doesn't appear to work at all on Chrome on an iPhone. Touching the links to the threads does nothing. That looks like something that needs looking at.

It does seem to work on Safari on the same phone though.
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

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Well atm it's pretty blank. It was just a generic skin I threw on when I didn't have the time to make a proper one.

You can force load it by going to http://m.fiatforum.com
Just forced its use on my iPad because it doesn't default to the mobile skin using that. It doesn't work with Chrome on that either and annoyingly I couldn't switch back to PC mode either because touching the PC mode button wouldn't respond so had to delete all my cookies to get the full version back again.

I'm not sure how important it is to get it working for Chrome users using iOS devices but it might be something you want to look at.
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

I must admit I've never used the mobile version.
A. Because I can never remember my password so I have to refer to the A4 piece of paper on the office wall at home if for whatever reason the forum 'forgets' me and I have to sign in again.
B. I'm usually doing other things whilst away from home and have never really felt the need... sorry.
I do, however, check the forum every day whilst at home, honest.
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

Link to last post?
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

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Link to last post?
Tapping the link to the thread should take you to the first unread post, so unless it's a really long thread I can't see it taking that long to get to the last post from that point?
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Re: Redesigning the mobile site - what do you want to see?

As a user of the mobile site strictly rather than using the app, not sure why always just found it easy to use so no point getting the app I don't really see any issues with it. Sure you could change the colours to match up a bit more with the full site's scheme but it's very functional.
Downloads could be helpful as dragonman says when you're outside working on a car it might be useful to have things on your phone.
I'm not sure the who's currently online/todays birthdays and statistics need to be on the mobile version but unless they add loading time they probably aren't causing any harm.
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