Geek Alert: New Mobile Site, Assorted Geekery
Yes, I know that href tags aren’t working in the comments. Yes, I know that your comment isn’t visible at the top of “Recent Comments” the moment you post. I don’t know why href tags are getting stripped in the comments (they’re actually getting removed before they even make it into the database - I’m investigating it now). As for why you don’t see your comments immediately at the top of the sidebar, read this comment.
On a positive note, I finally had some time to begin working on a sho’nuff mobile version of Stand Firm. There’s a good bit of window dressing and other niceties to do, but I think it’s a decent start. You can see it here on your iPhone, Blackberry or other web-enabled phones, and there’s even a nifty little icon for those iPhone users who want to bookmark SF on their main screen. I highly recommend it.
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. I have an iPhone, so I can see what’s not working well on it. If you have an iPhone and you see something that isn’t working, please trust that I’m aware of it and will either fix it or just re-write the manual and call it a feature. No need to email me about it.
ON THE OTHER HAND, I could use some feedback from you Blackberry users, so by all means feel free to drop in some comments here about how it looks and behaves. Also, you iPhone users are welcome to leave comments with suggestions for improvements.
For example, right now I’m thinking the buttons along the top menu may be too short - they’re a little hard to hit with your finger. Re-did the buttons and made them taller. Much better now.
ALSO NOTE that only 3 of the 4 main buttons are functional - the “More” section is still under development.
Note also that once you leave one of the main panes, you’re taken to the regular site - for example, if you click on a comment or article.
I’m going to have to put a lot more work into a login page that works well on mobile devices, so for now, if you want to log in you have to do it the old-fashioned way: Navigate to the standard home page, tap the login button, and go through the normal login form. After that you should be able to comment.
UPDATE: I’ve created a new article template especially for the mobile version that seems to work pretty well (at least on the iPhone - Blackberry users, are you seeing anything?). What I need is someone with monster Apache and/or JQuery chops to tell me how to redirect all links to /foo/123 to /foo_bar/123
I’m assuming it involves .htaccess and regular expressions, but a JQuery solution would be preferable. Anyone? Bueller?
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