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Started by emanuele, September 02, 2012, 04:39:44 PM
Quote from: Bloc on September 29, 2012, 03:48:58 PMA few things I picked up from the net and use are: 1) use a selectbox for the menu, which hides on bigger widths than 480px 2) hiding whole columns in boardindex/messageindex on lower widths, only keeping the most relevant ones 3) using a sidebar to maximise the space on widths above 1200px, jumping beneath the main content on lower 4) stop relying on hovers on lower widths, to meet the typical touch-based devices, although as said, it might need to be re-visited5) using a css grid that can be put on 100% width on lower widths, and work as floats with percents on higher
Quote from: emanuele on September 03, 2012, 07:17:32 AMQuote from: JBlaze on September 03, 2012, 07:04:48 AMI also may decide to run this on my live forums, once an upgrade package is available. I highly suggest you know your beans before making a decision like that btw Prevent this is the reason I didn't post the upgrade package!
Quote from: JBlaze on September 03, 2012, 07:04:48 AMI also may decide to run this on my live forums, once an upgrade package is available. I highly suggest you know your beans before making a decision like that btw
Quote from: Kindred on October 02, 2012, 09:29:20 PMNaughty....However, a beta is still very different from an alpha
Quote from: Powerbob on October 11, 2012, 04:57:43 AMDownloaded and installed on test site, first impression, very good job
Quote from: Nao 尚 on September 29, 2012, 11:25:35 AM2/ Content versus containers. Oh, that... It's only one of my many obsessions. When I'm on a forum, as a power user I want to have easy access to any possible actions or information. Especially when I'm administering that forum. When I'm just a regular user, it's not so important. But if you start thinking like a noob user, or just someone that gets to your forum through a google reference and only cares to read a post and then go on with their life (which is absolutely fine with me!), they don't want all the clutter.Think of the last time you followed a news link and found a news website that had tons of 'Follow us on twitter/facebook/iwetmypants/google+' buttons, multiple ads everywhere (header, sidebar, content side, footer, popups...), things like that. Websites so crowded that you have to search carefully for the comments area. They don't encourage discussions, they just treat you like you're stupid and all you want to do is share their URL to all your friends.So, that's one of the things that bothers me: there should be enough side information to allow for both noobs and power users to be happy, but still make the content king.
QuoteI fixed this in my own way, with several tweaks:- having a mandatory sidebar. It can actually be removed by a skin, but these skins should provide for a fallback or expect the sidebar content to be hidden entirely. Having a sidebar by default means that modders will have a place to target when they want to insert content, instead of having to add it where they know it can be pushed -- i.e. where the main content is. I know it can be disputed (emanuele doesn't share my views on this IIRC), but it's still a decision I made that I'm happy about, two years later. Most notably the fact that if your screen isn't wide enough, Wedge won't attempt to cram the sidebar into its usual place, and will instead move it to the bottom, where it's unlikely to hinder your reading habits.
Quote- more padding! It's not up to Bloc's tests in this area, but it's still nice to have some breathing space I think... If you have to take away padding from an element for it to it, it's time to start thinking about the reason why it needs to be so cranked.