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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 1, 2009 6:37 PM

I have installed a new iPhone / iPod Touch/ Android specific skin for the forum. This replaces the "Lo-Fi" skin that would come up by default when browsing on an iPhone/iPod Touch/Android phone. The new skin is very fast and should allow you to access most of the forum functionality (not including other modules such as the Blog and Gallery--if you want to view them on your iPhone / iPod Touch / Android phone, you should use the normal skin). You can also view / send PMs, which you could not do with the Lo-Fi skin.

This skin will come up automatically when browsing the forum on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android phone. If you want to get back to the normal forum skin, you can do so by selecting "View Desktop Version" at the bottom of the page.

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Posted Sun Nov 1, 2009 7:03 PM

Nice update. Thanks!

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 12:36 PM

Awesome! Sooooo much better, thanks.

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 3:46 PM

Oh man. This is nice!

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 5:48 PM

Oh man. This is nice!

Indeed!! It makes it much nicer to browse the forums on an iPhone/Touch and it is lightning fast.. The developer has stated that he will likely add support for the Blog and Tracker modules, which would be nice (especially for the Blogs, which are heavily used here!)

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 6:12 PM

Trying it out now - nice addition :thumbsup:

hmmm, does emoji work 

seems to work on the iPhone, probably not visible on the computer.

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 6:13 PM

Trying it out now - nice addition :thumbsup:

hmmm, does emoji work 

seems to work on the iPhone, probably not visible on the computer.

Oh well, just little squares on the Mac.

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 6:15 PM

Interesting - they're still visible on the iPhone after being quoted.

For those not on iPhones, this is what I was seeing:

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Edited by SpiceWare, Wed Nov 4, 2009 6:17 PM.


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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 6:19 PM

Interesting - they're still visible on the iPhone after being quoted.

For those not on iPhones, this is what I was seeing:

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Interesting that they are being saved properly, but I would not use them as most people are going to see garbage characters. :)

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 6:28 PM

Apparently Apple & Google are working on standardizing emoji for web use. The issue is emoji is in the "private use" part of Unicode, and there's 3 different sets of emoji codes depending on which cell phone provider you're using in Japan. To make it even worse, the codes often overlap in a conflicting way.

In the mean time, Cal Henderson's done some work in a PHP Library that converts emoji codes to web compatible images.

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 6:34 PM

Apparently Apple & Google are working on standardizing emoji for web use. The issue is emoji is in the "private use" part of Unicode, and there's 3 different sets of emoji codes depending on which cell phone provider you're using in Japan. To make it even worse, the codes often overlap in a conflicting way.

Holy cow, I had no idea..

In the mean time, Cal Henderson's done some work in a PHP Library that converts emoji codes to web compatible images.

That's pretty interesting. I don't imagine we'll see support for this in the forum anytime soon, although it would not surprise me if some enterprising third-party developer created a modification for Invision that display the proper iPhone emoji images (since there's a limited number on the iPhone, and it's quite easy to rip the images right from the phone)..

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 6:42 PM

Until then it's our very own secret decoder ring - here's the code for this weekend  :D

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Posted Fri Nov 6, 2009 10:14 PM

thanks Al

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Posted Sat Nov 7, 2009 7:19 AM

I've been enjoying this new skin but is there any way to mark all topics read for a given area?

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Posted Sat Nov 7, 2009 7:19 AM

I've been enjoying this new skin but is there any way to mark all topics read for a given area?

When you say area, do you mean an individual forum?

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Posted Sat Nov 7, 2009 7:58 AM


I've been enjoying this new skin but is there any way to mark all topics read for a given area?

When you say area, do you mean an individual forum?

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Yes. I didn't realize each of them were considered their own forum :)

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Posted Sat Nov 7, 2009 11:56 AM

Yes. I didn't realize each of them were considered their own forum :)

Thanks, I'll ask the developer of the skin. I'm sure that's something they can add easily enough.

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Posted Mon Nov 9, 2009 10:44 PM

This is what i see on my Meizu M8 SE (the iphone killer) ;)

3 pics also without the toolbar at the bottom.

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Posted Mon Nov 9, 2009 11:19 PM

This is what i see on my Meizu M8 SE (the iphone killer) ;)

3 pics also without the toolbar at the bottom.

There's an iPhone killer? ;)

You're seeing the normal forum skin. This new skin will only display for the iPhone and iPod Touch. If you want to change your user agent to emulate an iPhone / Touch, you'd see it then, but the skin may not display optimally. The skin's author is hoping to support a wider range of mobile devices down the road.

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Posted Mon Nov 9, 2009 11:34 PM


This is what i see on my Meizu M8 SE (the iphone killer) ;)

3 pics also without the toolbar at the bottom.

There's an iPhone killer? ;)

You're seeing the normal forum skin. This new skin will only display for the iPhone and iPod Touch. If you want to change your user agent to emulate an iPhone / Touch, you'd see it then, but the skin may not display optimally. The skin's author is hoping to support a wider range of mobile devices down the road.

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Ok,then hopefully later on i will see it.

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Posted Mon Nov 9, 2009 11:37 PM

Ok,then hopefully later on i will see it.

It's possible the skin author is taking advantage of Safari-specific "features", as when I looked at the skin in Firefox it has various problems. What is the screen resolution of your phone? Can you tell me what user agent your phone's browser reports? I can try enabling it for that user agent and you can see how it looks.

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Posted Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:10 AM


Ok,then hopefully later on i will see it.

It's possible the skin author is taking advantage of Safari-specific "features", as when I looked at the skin in Firefox it has various problems. What is the screen resolution of your phone? Can you tell me what user agent your phone's browser reports? I can try enabling it for that user agent and you can see how it looks.

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The screen resolution is 480720, as for the user agent,im not sure what you mean but the phone uses Mmobile (based on Windows CE6.0) as its operating system and im not sure what browser it uses.

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Posted Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:17 PM

The screen resolution is 480720, as for the user agent,im not sure what you mean but the phone uses Mmobile (based on Windows CE6.0) as its operating system and im not sure what browser it uses.


Nice resolution - bet the text is nice and crisp!

The skin looks like this:

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#24 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:19 PM

There's a new version of the skin that fixes a few issues. I will be installing that in the next day or two.

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Posted Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:23 PM


The screen resolution is 480720, as for the user agent,im not sure what you mean but the phone uses Mmobile (based on Windows CE6.0) as its operating system and im not sure what browser it uses.


Nice resolution - bet the text is nice and crisp!


Yes it is quite amazing,watching videos on the phone is incredible,its even better and crisper than watching lcd tv..and pics look fantastic as well




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