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post #1 of 165
Thread Starter 

Is there a mobile version of Head-Fi? It used to cost an annual fee for forums to use WiForums, now it's free to be compatible with Tapatalk

post #2 of 165
I'd like a mobile version, too, since so much of my time here is on an iPhone. There was talk of a mobile version a few months ago during the change, but I haven't heard anything since.
post #3 of 165

Yes, please!
Something we could easily browse using our mobile units.

post #4 of 165

Please!!! Or at the very least fix the current problems with editing and writing posts on a mobile device.

post #5 of 165

 

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Originally Posted by balderon View Post

Please!!! Or at the very least fix the current problems with editing and writing posts on a mobile device.


There are plans for making Head-Fi far more mobile-friendly, but I won't say much more than that now.

 

As for the text editing problems, balderon:  Look for key fixes to that in the next couple/few weeks.  We've gone from not being able to post at all on most mobile devices to being able to post, but with many glitches.  As someone who uses this site mostly in a mobile environment, I'm one of the biggest proponents and pushers of (a) fixing what we've got now for use in mobile, and (b) going all-out to create a mobile-friendly environment/version.  There is a lot of work going into this.

 

We've made several changes already, killing a lot of dead space.  Something that I think we're doing that's pretty innovative (and that does help when  browsing on something like a phone or an iPad) is the posts extending all the way to the right when any right-column content ends.  We've also narrowed a lot of the excess spacing and padding in many/most areas, and will continue to optimize the UI.

 

Also, we've added the user drop-down the in-thread views (which so many of us missed from our vBulletin version), currently accessed by clicking on the little triangle symbol next to someone's username (we know that little triangle symbol is small, especially in a mobile browser, and we should be improving that drop-down trigger soon to make it more finger friendly for mobile browsers).

 

There are several other navigational enhancements that have been made.  I won't go over them now, but I hope you all have noticed.

 

I know there's much more we can do still, and so we'll keep working on making things better and better.  I think we've made significant progress, based on the feedback we've received, and, again, we'll keep making constant improvements (and fixes).

 


post #6 of 165
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

 

We've made several changes already, killing a lot of dead space.  Something that I think we're doing that's pretty innovative (and that does help when  browsing on something like a phone or an iPad) is the posts extending all the way to the right when any right-column content ends.  We've also narrowed a lot of the excess spacing and padding in many/most areas, and will continue to optimize the UI.

 

 


Wow, Jude - different strokes, I guess. I came to the feedback forum to see if there was any discussion on that, because on an iPad, I don't like this new feature. And I think I'd like it even less on the iPhone.

 

Here's why. I double tap on the column to get it to fill the screen width. But when I get to the part of the page where the right column ends, suddenly the copy's running off the page to the right. Now I have to resize my view, and the type now ends up smaller than I like. Plus, I find the longer line lengths make the reading a little less comfortable. There's sort of an optimal number of words on a line, and I think the narrower column hits a good balance, especially with respect to type size. But then my eyes are probably older than many here ;-)

 

But I really do appreciate that you're working to make the forum better on mobile devices. (Quoting on an iPad is, let's say, an interesting experience!)

 

I guess you just can't please all of the people all of the time. ;-)

post #7 of 165
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

There are plans for making Head-Fi far more mobile-friendly, but I won't say much more than that now.

 

As for the text editing problems, balderon:  Look for key fixes to that in the next couple/few weeks.  We've gone from not being able to post at all on most mobile devices to being able to post, but with many glitches.  As someone who uses this site mostly in a mobile environment, I'm one of the biggest proponents and pushers of (a) fixing what we've got now for use in mobile, and (b) going all-out to create a mobile-friendly environment/version.  There is a lot of work going into this.

 

We've made several changes already, killing a lot of dead space.  Something that I think we're doing that's pretty innovative (and that does help when  browsing on something like a phone or an iPad) is the posts extending all the way to the right when any right-column content ends.  We've also narrowed a lot of the excess spacing and padding in many/most areas, and will continue to optimize the UI.

 

Also, we've added the user drop-down the in-thread views (which so many of us missed from our vBulletin version), currently accessed by clicking on the little triangle symbol next to someone's username (we know that little triangle symbol is small, especially in a mobile browser, and we should be improving that drop-down trigger soon to make it more finger friendly for mobile browsers).

 

There are several other navigational enhancements that have been made.  I won't go over them now, but I hope you all have noticed.

 

I know there's much more we can do still, and so we'll keep working on making things better and better.  I think we've made significant progress, based on the feedback we've received, and, again, we'll keep making constant improvements (and fixes).


 

I, and many others, look forward to seeing the enhancements. Thank you for for the heads up and working to resolve the issues.
 

post #8 of 165

Tapatalk for this forum would be really awesome!

 

If the forum is compatible i understand this can be done in no time...

 

http://www.tapatalk.com/plugin.php

 

Would love to be able to browse the forum flawlessly with my cellphone

And with Tapatalk you can reach many users as it supports Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Nokia/Symbian.

 

Bye

cross

post #9 of 165

Can't wait! I still can't post anything with my Blackberry, sucks :)

post #10 of 165

The new ability to collapse sections should help all you mobile users out right?

post #11 of 165
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Originally Posted by Hero Kid View Post

The new ability to collapse sections should help all you mobile users out right?


Very easy yes, saves time. But the submit button just doesn't work for me to post

post #12 of 165

A completely non-javascript version (such as GMail offers) would be excellent. That way, even if the normal version isn't working well in a particular browser, people can switch to a HTML-only version which will work regardless.

post #13 of 165

^ Yes, a non-javascript version would be nice.

post #14 of 165
Thread Starter 
Then it seems much easier to use Tapatalk or WiForums, although then the forum can't display ads to the users.
post #15 of 165

Tapatalk would be fantastic. Please please consider it!! I love browsing headfi wherever I go, but even

with my iPhone 4 retina display, it can make me squint and zoom too often.

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