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Mobile site online ... finally!

Posted 11-01-2011 at 20:38 by ben

After getting years of grief from Helz (bless her) - I've finally got around to getting a fully functional mobile skin on the site.

It will kick in automatically if you are on a mobile device, and offers almost all of the main functionality of the full version - just heavily cut down.

There might be issues - so as always, do check it out and let me know
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    a1ant's Avatar
    Nice work So much easier to use on my phone now

    Posted 11-01-2011 at 20:47 by a1ant a1ant is offline
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    toeknee1's Avatar
    Any way that I can go back to the normal site on my iPad ? The mobile site is great on my phone but not so on my iPad
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 20:48 by toeknee1 toeknee1 is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    I'll be playing around with it on my BB to see if anything needs changing, but it seems to have everything there for now.

    I read there might be an issue with linked images (due to the auto resizer) - so if you come across a page which has got stuffed due to that, let me know..
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 20:50 by ben ben is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Try now toeknee1, I've set iPad as an exception
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 20:53 by ben ben is offline
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    toeknee1's Avatar
    Excellent! Great work Ben thanks
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 20:55 by toeknee1 toeknee1 is offline
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    a1ant's Avatar
    Coming up as normal now on my Ipad
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 20:56 by a1ant a1ant is offline
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    Can you do iPhone too it's really difficult to read please :-)
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 20:57 by nik2003black nik2003black is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Should now be a link in the footer bar "PC Mode"
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 21:14 by ben ben is offline
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    Ah cheers great help thankyou
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 21:22 by nik2003black nik2003black is offline
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    dave's Avatar
    will it detect and set to phone if i am on a laptop with bb dongal?
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 21:31 by dave dave is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Nah - it searches the "Browser code" for mobile strings, then switches based on that.

    I'll look at moving it to an entirely separate domain, that way you can force mobile if you wish.
    Posted 11-01-2011 at 21:32 by ben ben is offline
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    willeywilson's Avatar
    Does it have to go to the mobile site everytime? It will annoy me having to click 'full site' everytime :P or is this a setting on my phone?
    Posted 12-01-2011 at 01:20 by willeywilson willeywilson is offline
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    willeywilson's Avatar
    Ok so I can turn mobile sites off on my phone, but the BBC iplayer doesn't work. Can the site be changed so if a user clicks full site it stays that way until they click mobile site?
    Posted 12-01-2011 at 01:22 by willeywilson willeywilson is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Hmm... actually I thought it should stay like it forever, must be a cookie error. I'll check it later
    Posted 12-01-2011 at 07:33 by ben ben is offline
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    willeywilson's Avatar
    Thanks. The mobile site hasn't come up since last night although I haven't restarted my phone. Cheers
    Posted 12-01-2011 at 08:56 by willeywilson willeywilson is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Ok, it will now:

    1) First time you visit, if browsing with a mobile device, switch you to the mobile skin.
    2) If you don't like it, in the top header menu, click "PC Mode" - it will now always use this unless...
    3) You visit, which will force back the mobile mode

    Posted 12-01-2011 at 12:04 by ben ben is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    PC Mode link moved to the top
    Posted 12-01-2011 at 14:52 by ben ben is offline
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    willeywilson's Avatar
    Brilliant thankyou
    Posted 12-01-2011 at 22:15 by willeywilson willeywilson is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    Unread threads now in bold, read posts non-bolded.

    Easier to see if something new has been posted
    Posted 13-01-2011 at 11:21 by ben ben is offline
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    RuSZ's Avatar
    On my HTC Desire the text comes up as a low resolution, needs zooming in quite a bit to make it visable. and it wont let me chose between the full site which it can handle perfectly well.

    but otherwise excellent


    e.g. i type in www.fia.... and it still loads the mobile site. even after clicking the link. I have also disabled my devices option to automatically load a mobile version
    Posted 13-01-2011 at 12:47 by RuSZ RuSZ is offline
    Updated 13-01-2011 at 12:56 by RuSZ