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Create A Forum => Create A Forum Discussion => Topic started by: CreateAForum on April 08, 2016, 01:30:35 pm

Title: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: CreateAForum on April 08, 2016, 01:30:35 pm
Looking to get some some feedback on the mobile theme that we use for all hosted forms here.
First, was wondering do you use it?

If you do use the mobile theme what would you like to see improved/changed or added.

If you do not use the mobile theme/have it disabled in the admin area why did you do that?


Thanks,
Create A Forum
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: smccluskey on April 08, 2016, 02:09:39 pm
I really would like to use it but it seems that the amount of text is a little overwhelming for the user. There is too much scrolling involved. However, I am very pleased that there may be improvements in the future. I'm excited to see what other options you make available.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: conductor on April 08, 2016, 02:48:35 pm
Had hopes for it but it seems like it was something that never had much thought put into except for the responsive resolution. To compete with Facebook these days it needs to be clean and have a branded feel to it along with small images, bold icons, avatars, etc for people to want to use it.  I would recommend finding some ongoing testers to keep it on the cutting edge just like app developers do to try and keep up with the way people engage with forums these days.  Brandable design is key and can be achieved with some customizable features to it.
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: RoxieBabyBoo on April 08, 2016, 03:43:24 pm
I have enabled the mobile site for my members, but I don't actually use it myself. It would be nice if you could change the colour of it. The blue bit, I mean. ;)
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: RoxieBabyBoo on April 08, 2016, 03:45:02 pm
Had hopes for it but it seems like it was something that never had much thought put into except for the responsive resolution. To compete with Facebook these days it needs to be clean and have a branded feel to it along with small images, bold icons, avatars, etc for people to want to use it.  I would recommend finding some ongoing testers to keep it on the cutting edge just like app developers do to try and keep up with the way people engage with forums these days.  Brandable design is key and can be achieved with some customizable features to it.

I couldn't agree with you more.
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: CreateAForum on April 10, 2016, 04:18:36 am
So need to create someway to have matching colors
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: RoxieBabyBoo on April 10, 2016, 11:06:28 am
Yeah, that would be a nice feature.  ;)
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: mr.brain on April 12, 2016, 11:42:48 am
Admin, I thank you so much for creating this thread. Giving us opportunity to say our mind toward the Mobile Theme.

For me, I have been longing for this mod since 2013 because some Mobile users have been complaining to me about it but I ignore them. I sometimes, refer them to use WAP2.

Finally it has been installed but am not using it for this Reasons;

1. I cannot use my ezportal, Ezblock and pages which I used to inform my Forum users and update them on relevant posts.

2. Poor visible Navigation. I mean some mobile users cannot notice the top Navigations. It shouldn't be dropdown Option. I would like links to look like HOME | REGISTER | LOGIN | SEARCH | RECENT POSTS  (all at the top, no dropdown).

3. Some mods are not functioning like; GALLERY, Advanced Profile Fields, ARCADE, RELATED TOPICS, BADGE AWARD, etc

4. There is no Theme Settings, Colors, Styles or Layout.

5. Among all of them, the most important is that there is no way that I can update some NOTICE to users using html or BBC code either at the top of the Forum. I love informing my users, that's why my forum is growing rapily.

Thank You.
I Love CreateAforum.
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: mr.brain on April 14, 2016, 01:44:02 pm
I recommend BxK's WAP Mod for all Createaforum Forums.

Description: This mod adds more features to your dull and boring wap. You can add themes , Edit and Quote posts and ALOT more!

Features:
-Edit posts (Like on SMF.org)
-Register on Mobile!
-Put your own logo
-Menu bar to the top
-Whoís online
-URLs Clickable
-Users Clickable
-Colored Text
-TalkBox support
-Delete Posts
-All edits are now done in the Wireless.english.php file
-Larger text field to post
-Posted via ďyour site nameĒ in every mobile post
-Online now beside users account
-Change options in admin panel
-Package installation
-Account Page Fix
-Attachments
-Quick reply
-New menu bar (unread posts/replies at bottom)
-Time stamp
-More info in users profile (IM , EMAIL ect..)
-Login Page change
-Check Whoís Online
-Userís Status (In Profile)
-Images Scaled down for mobile
-Register from your phone
-Edit options in the Admin Panel And moreÖ

(https://support.createaforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fprojektmesmo.com%2Fdownloads%2Fwapmod%2Fdemo%2F1.PNG&hash=24ed7ff276c43c2886565b54f02ca9e034df70a9)(https://support.createaforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fprojektmesmo.com%2Fdownloads%2Fwapmod%2Fdemo%2F2.PNG&hash=23f40e6f0e3a27ea8b1af730ed45207d03f20082)(https://support.createaforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fprojektmesmo.com%2Fdownloads%2Fwapmod%2Fdemo%2F3.PNG&hash=9ac971432408d330117c6bb17842de677c31b3ea)

Installation:
This mod modifies core files of the forum so please make a backup [including your sources] before installation. If you get errors such as 'Test failed' upon installation, please do not continue unless you are already familiarized with module manual install / uninstall, otherwise you might end up with the main page that does not load. I did my best to be rigorous, but depending on what other mods you have installed, etc..., it might or it might not work. You have been warned!

Usage:
Once installed, you should have access to more features on your WAP Forum.

License
BSD License. Feel free to modify accordingly but keep author's link if it is in there somewhere.

DESCRIPTION LINK:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1938

DOWNLOAD LINK:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?action=download;mod=1938;id=235774
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: murby on September 29, 2017, 07:04:41 am
Hello,

Iím new to CreateAForum and think itís great except then I was testing my forum on my smartphone and noticed it doesnít automatically pick up a mobile version so I found the option down the bottom and. ...... what???
The mobile version is beyond awful!!!

Is there any way yet to change it? (Not interested in wap)
The fact that this support forum was not has wap mode and no mobile mode shows that createaforum donít even like it!

So in this modern world,  Mobile mode is too important not to get right. Major disappointment for me if I canít get that part right and for mobile mode to look branded like the normal web mode?

Please say itís possible or Iím going up have to go elsewhere 😣




Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: CreateAForum on September 29, 2017, 11:28:51 am
There is not a way to change the mobile theme you can disable it. Or you can use the tapatalk app to browse your forum on mobile devices.
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: Fantastical on December 21, 2017, 11:22:49 am
Hi! This is more of a question than a comment on anything - one of my users (I have all of two) have said that the Mobile theme is really plain and simple and I am not sure if that is due to the layout that I have chosen for my main site or if it is just the mobile site...


Also how would I view the mobile version of the site?


Many thanks
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: CreateAForum on December 21, 2017, 02:42:06 pm
It is more plain due to the fact to make it more optimized to load faster.
There should be a mobile site link on the bottom of your forum that you can use to view it.
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: Fantastical on December 22, 2017, 05:26:21 am
It is more plain due to the fact to make it more optimized to load faster.
There should be a mobile site link on the bottom of your forum that you can use to view it.


Thank you, found it... but this now leads to another question - somewhere in this thread it was mentioned that one can use tapatalk to view the forum, I do have an account with them and have signed my forum up, but how do I make that the default viewing system for my mobile users?


Can I even do that?
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: CreateAForum on December 22, 2017, 05:35:44 am
I think a popup occurs if you are on mobile asking to visit it in tapatalk.
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: conductor on February 13, 2018, 10:19:49 pm
Please add a color picker option for the mobile board titles.  That way we can at least make it 2 toned to match our sites.  thanks!
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: CreateAForum on February 13, 2018, 11:12:25 pm
You can set a single color for the mobile theme under.

Admin -> Theme and Layout Settings -> Manage and Install -> Mobile Theme Color
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: CreateAForum on February 13, 2018, 11:13:01 pm
Wait are you asking for individual boards/categories on your forum?
Title: Re: Mobile Theme for Create A Forum
Post by: conductor on February 13, 2018, 11:55:45 pm
Hey thanks,
No,  just a way to select the color of (board/category titles) for mobile theme.  Just like you did the theme color.  Just to customize it a little more.  Thanks!