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  • Announcing Twins Daily, Read in the Bathroom version!

    Twins Daily was a bit tricky to navigate on smartphones. While the full version is great for desktop browsing, it left something to be desired on your Android/iPhone/iPod devices.

    Well, that has changed. Some of you may have noticed that when browsing on your smartphone, you're automatically redirected to a new version of the site that is designed specifically for the requirements of a smaller screen. Most (if not all) of the same functionality is there, now it's just smaller and simpler to use. This skin should be automatically enabled on any Blackberry, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPod, or Android smartphone. iPad and Android tablet users should still be redirected to the full site to take advantage of the extra real estate on tablet screens.

    To navigate the mobile site, click on the square icon (the one with more squares in it) near the top right of the screen just to the right of the obvious-but-there-anyway text "Navigate Site". From that navigation box, you should be able to use almost any function found on the Twins Daily site.

    Should you ever need to view the main site again, just scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click "Full Site". If you want to go back to the mobile version, again scroll down to the bottom of the page and on the bottom left of the footer, you'll see "Visit Mobile Site" with a drop-down menu. Choose "Twins Daily Mobile" and you'll be directed back to the mobile version of the site.

    As with everything of this nature, the mobile Twins Daily is a work in progress. The skin has been briefly tested on an Android phone, iPhone, and iPad but given the overwhelming options out there to users today, there's no way we can test it on every browser and hardware configuration available for purchase so if you see something that's wrong and/or confusing, just let us know. We appreciate any and all feedback you might have on the skin and how to improve the experience. Comment below if you have something to say about the skin or just want to call me names. That's cool, too.

    This article was originally published in blog: Announcing Twins Daily, Read in the Bathroom version! started by rocketpig
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?83...hroom-version!
    1. clutterheart's Avatar
      clutterheart -
      Much better on a Samsung galaxy thanks
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      Nice change
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      I like the change as well. I do miss out on the which forum has been posted on last, but if I need to make (any more) forum posts from my phone, I might have some sort of psychological problem.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
      I like the change as well. I do miss out on the which forum has been posted on last, but if I need to make (any more) forum posts from my phone, I might have some sort of psychological problem.
      I just tried to get the Activity Feed to work on the mobile skin but it's a brand new feature to vBulletin and apparently, they haven't enabled the call to the mobile skin. I thought I could just patch in the call from the default skin but it's not working... Something is wonky there. I'll keep investigating the problem.

      Right now, the "What's New" icon in the mobile skin only brings up a crappy search. That's no good.
    1. Steve Penz's Avatar
      Steve Penz -
      I like the format. Thanks for the change.
    1. righty8383's Avatar
      righty8383 -
      Personally I like the full site better on my phone. I like seeing the recent activity on the left side of the site.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by righty8383 View Post
      Personally I like the full site better on my phone. I like seeing the recent activity on the left side of the site.
      As I mentioned earlier, I'm going to try to get a "recent activity" section on the mobile site as well. It's proving trickier than expected.

      In the meantime, you can use the full site as I mentioned in the article. One of the most important things we agreed on while working on this project was that we didn't want to limit peoples' options with the mobile skin.
    1. John Bonnes's Avatar
      John Bonnes -
      In the meantime, you can use the full site as I mentioned in the article. One of the most important things we agreed on while working on this project was that we didn't want to limit peoples' options with the mobile skin.
      Yep, this was the #1 requirement for both Brock and the rest of us. You have a choice now. I go back and forth. You can change it at the bottom of the front page.
    1. Puckmen's Avatar
      Puckmen -
      Nice, and while you are at it, could you fix things so the Twins play better? Thanks!
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      Mobile skin is awesome. One thing I'd like different is to be able to navigate throughtout different forums without having to go back to the front page.
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