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AngelinaBelle:
Well, one of the reasons the team established this board was to discuss everyone else's good ideas that could be taken right back into a future version of SMF.

I like the idea of simplifying theming by using common interface functions and re-usable low-level templates.

Anything that makes it easier to provide for different display types (size & resolution) and connection speeds will make it more likely that modders and themers will provide a better experience for users of all devices.

bloc:
Oh, don't get me wrong - forks are a good way to bring a somewhat stagnated software(you may disagree ;) ) forward, I am just referring to "everyone" now wanting to fork it. Thats a monumental task really, if you want to do more than any mod could do.

They may be off on many levels, Nao and Arantor, but at least they are people IMHO that will see through their plans. Not so sure about others so far(and it doesn't matter either, time will show what will come out of it), hence my expression of the "forking train". :) Can't say i am too fond of Wedge so far tbh, but I am impressed by their momentum, and sticking to their vision. 


Yes, the templates  have gronw in size and complexity since 1.1..even since 2.0 RC2 really. But not much have been done to try and reduce them to more common ones. No theme designer today changes beyond index/messageindex/profile/display and perhaps a few others. The rest is ripe for changing to a set of simply calling general routines. GenerciMenu and Generic List go some way..but they are too basic so far. Forum layout is very specialized, but the elements are highly common. For example, the PM tempalte..you would think that a private message template would look quite different from public discussion template - but in SMF they are almost the same lol. :) if not very imaginative, it does suggest that you could have used the same layout for both, only changing the texts and data.But instead it clones the display template, save for the subject list.

Just one example, there are many more.

Justin se:
i an also from the one who prefer a mobile-optimized version,
but still, nice work man

青山 素子:

--- Quote from: Bloc on August 19, 2011, 06:14:56 AM ---Really, smartphones are one thing, but IPads/tablet device are middle-ground between phones/pcs. Ideally they should have a separate template too.

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In my experience using this site on a Galaxy Tab 10.1, the full template is quite fine on a tablet. About the only thing I'd change is to make the text a slight bit larger for easier targeting, but I can override that in the browser.

ahrasis:
Hei, why don't I hear about you buying Galaxy Tab 10.1? I really haven't decided to own that but they said that it is awesome if compared to iPad 2.  :P

By the way, Bloc, I couldn't agree more with Motoko. The full template works just fine even in my SGS. I've been testing with Opera Mini & Mobile, SGS Internet Browser, Dolphin & Firefox (all for android).


--- Quote from: Bloc on August 19, 2011, 09:09:01 AM ---Yes, the templates  have gronw in size and complexity since 1.1..even since 2.0 RC2 really. But not much have been done to try and reduce them to more common ones. No theme designer today changes beyond index/messageindex/profile/display and perhaps a few others. The rest is ripe for changing to a set of simply calling general routines. GenerciMenu and Generic List go some way..but they are too basic so far. Forum layout is very specialized, but the elements are highly common. For example, the PM tempalte..you would think that a private message template would look quite different from public discussion template - but in SMF they are almost the same lol. :) if not very imaginative, it does suggest that you could have used the same layout for both, only changing the texts and data.But instead it clones the display template, save for the subject list.

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Yes. But help or request for good features had also been denied or ignored when posted. I guess they don't really bother about it until now.

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