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phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: January 27 09, 1:49 pm
by maddash
Is there any plugin out there that would make using the forum on a mobile device (like an iPhone) easier? Like a "style" that automatically loads when a mobile browser is detected?

Re: phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: January 29 09, 12:20 pm
by TheoSqua
Styles are applied after the initial server objects are loaded, so i don't think you'd be able to just create a style.

What a developer could do is check for the browser type before the objects load, and change the values of objects before they process. Something like overriding the style.

Even then, there should be enough styles that are basic enough that most mobile browsers can crop the site to fit the mobile browser.

What skin do you use and with what phone/browser?

Re: phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: January 29 09, 3:01 pm
by maddash
I'm using prosilver on my iPhone. It works ok, but shrinking everything down can become cumbersome. I'd rather just have a stripped down version of the forum that makes viewing and posting easier.

Re: phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: January 29 09, 3:38 pm
by Popeye_Card
maddash wrote:I'm using prosilver on my iPhone. It works ok, but shrinking everything down can become cumbersome. I'd rather just have a stripped down version of the forum that makes viewing and posting easier.
I use the old version (whatever that one's called), and I turn off all images and avatars in my settings. Really cuts down on load time. Especially cutting out those 50mb animated gifs that some peeps put in their sigs.

Re: phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: January 29 09, 7:02 pm
by Leroy
Popeye_Card wrote:
maddash wrote:I'm using prosilver on my iPhone. It works ok, but shrinking everything down can become cumbersome. I'd rather just have a stripped down version of the forum that makes viewing and posting easier.
I use the old version (whatever that one's called), and I turn off all images and avatars in my settings. Really cuts down on load time. Especially cutting out those 50mb animated gifs that some peeps put in their sigs.
What a killjoy.

Re: phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: January 30 09, 12:16 pm
by Michael
I don't know of a plugin. Prosilver is suppose to be the best.

Re: phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: February 3 09, 9:50 am
by Jocephus
Popeye_Card wrote:
maddash wrote:I'm using prosilver on my iPhone. It works ok, but shrinking everything down can become cumbersome. I'd rather just have a stripped down version of the forum that makes viewing and posting easier.
I use the old version (whatever that one's called), and I turn off all images and avatars in my settings. Really cuts down on load time. Especially cutting out those 50mb animated gifs that some peeps put in their sigs.
yeah, those jerks

Re: phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: February 19 09, 6:49 pm
by lukethedrifter
I dunno about iphone but w/ my blackberry as well as with my prior phones Opera Mini browser has worked much better than the integrated browser.

Re: phpBB for mobile devices

Posted: March 13 09, 6:51 pm
by clevername
it's odd, sometimes my iphone loads grb without any problems. Other times it won't load it at all.

I've decided it's Michael's fault.