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17. Re: removed Sep 1, 2016, 00:22 Kxmode
 
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16. Re: removed Aug 29, 2016, 10:01  Blue 
 
Rhialto wrote on Aug 26, 2016, 10:47:
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Was that spam? Damn, I received an alert that this topic was updated and was thinking that finally BN offered a new look working on all platform.

Yeah, one of those generic replies with a signature to spam a site URL.

What about my idea of using WordPress?

The possibility of using a generic CMS for a mobile site is not out of the question. But this carries a lot of complications, and will probably require me finding a resource to trust to help with this beyond Frans, as he probably won't have the bandwidth to help make this happen.

There is a fledgling effort to look at the CSS here and make the site's default display look better on smartphones, as well, but all of this is fits and starts.

Basically, we have a couple of decades of spaghetti code here, and it is more than a little daunting trying to find a way out of this box.
 
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15. Re: removed Aug 26, 2016, 10:47 Rhialto
 
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Was that spam? Damn, I received an alert that this topic was updated and was thinking that finally BN offered a new look working on all platform.

What about my idea of using WordPress?
 
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14. removed Aug 26, 2016, 03:43 david
 
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13. No subject Jun 9, 2016, 21:10 Rhialto
 
Just finished building a 5th website using WordPress a month ago and was thinking that it could work great for bluesnews, would also take care of almost every platform. BN would finally looks good on mobile!  
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12. No subject Aug 22, 2015, 09:17 Rhialto
 
Frans wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 04:08:
Done. But the number of months between this thread and that post is indication of the glacial pace at which this moves.
Ha that is recent and I missed it... sometimes I skip reading Out of the Blue.

Frans wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 04:08:
Rhialto wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 21:45:
Should take less than a minute to fix, no?
Obviously not, unless you can point out exactly how?

Well... Chrome have a great emulator built-in, there it is in action showing how BN looks like on a mobile phone.

I think adding a viewport meta tag should help, have a read at https://developer.chrome.com/multidevice/webview/pixelperfect
 
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11. No subject Aug 22, 2015, 04:08  Frans 
 
Rhialto wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:31:
Maybe they should think of a m.bluesnews.com?
That exists, but is an alias for wap.bluesnews.com, which dates back to the pre-smartphone era.

Rhialto wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 08:20:
I don't know how many you are behind the scene...
Had you taken a look at the Credits page, you'd know it's essentially one, Blue.

eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 14:06:
You need to make that a bluesnews related news post then
Done. But the number of months between this thread and that post is indication of the glacial pace at which this moves.

Rhialto wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 21:45:
Should take less than a minute to fix, no?
Obviously not, unless you can point out exactly how?
 
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10. No subject Aug 21, 2015, 21:45 Rhialto
 
Damn, still not fixed... I had to read BN from my phone for a few days and it was a pain to read so tiny titles! Should take less tyhan a minute to fix, no?  
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9. No subject Dec 12, 2014, 13:36 Rhialto
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 08:56:
I never noticed the left side of the site before haha. I will take a look at it this week when my girlfriend gets back from a business trip, she borrowed my tablet.
You are one of those behind BN?
 
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8. No subject Nov 29, 2014, 08:56 Redmask
 
I never noticed the left side of the site before haha. I will take a look at it this week when my girlfriend gets back from a business trip, she borrowed my tablet.  
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7. No subject Nov 28, 2014, 14:06 eRe4s3r
 
Blue wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 08:57:
Rhialto wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 08:20:
I believe the really first steps though would be to post this as a news on the main page, maybe in the 'etc.' or 'Out of the Blue' section or something so more people would see it and more chance that someone kindly offer you some help. That would be a good start.

That's how I've planned on dealing with this when I was prepared to bring it up... I posted here and now because of your post.

You need to make that a bluesnews related news post then ;p Sadly I can't help.. but a proper m.bluesnews.com would be much appreciated. Site is sadly unbrowsable on my android tablet. Looks like that screenshot, really.
 
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6. No subject Nov 13, 2014, 08:57  Blue 
 
Rhialto wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 08:20:
I believe the really first steps though would be to post this as a news on the main page, maybe in the 'etc.' or 'Out of the Blue' section or something so more people would see it and more chance that someone kindly offer you some help. That would be a good start.

That's how I've planned on dealing with this when I was prepared to bring it up... I posted here and now because of your post.
 
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5. No subject Nov 13, 2014, 08:20 Rhialto
 
I don't know how many you are behind the scene... from your post it looks like no one has lot of knowledge of CSS, I would guess you have similar skills as me so while I was to propose to look at responsive design and the use of CSS media queries now I think the learning curve could be long and frustrating.

What about a KickStarter campaign to collect 1000$ to hire a pro and get it done? I have no idea of the revenu you collect with the ads ans such but asking for a small 1000$ should make it possible to succeed the campaign, and should be a big enough amount for a few hours to a pro to look into this.

Of course, maybe someone in the BN's audience will be able to help for free and get credited somewhere on the site too.

I believe the really first steps though would be to post this as a news on the main page, maybe in the 'etc.' or 'Out of the Blue' section or something so more people would see it and more chance that someone kindly offer you some help. That would be a good start.
 
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4. No subject Nov 13, 2014, 07:49  Blue 
 
Rhialto wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:31:
Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:27:
It looks roughly like that on mine as well.
Really? That's strange, it's the opposite from what we see on the computer where titles are bigger than articles.

Maybe they should think of a m.bluesnews.com? But again, after all those years, I look like the only one who care.

No you aren't... just a matter of manpower. This should all get a more dedicated effort at some point, but in the meantine, my more superficial attempts at getting the headline tags to behave on mobile displays has met with a little frustration. I'll take another look at this, and anyone with any expertise to share can feel free to offer suggestions.
 
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3. No subject Nov 11, 2014, 08:31 Rhialto
 
Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:27:
It looks roughly like that on mine as well.
Really? That's strange, it's the opposite from what we see on the computer where titles are bigger than articles.

Maybe they should think of a m.bluesnews.com? But again, after all those years, I look like the only one who care.
 
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2. No subject Nov 11, 2014, 08:27 Verno
 
It looks roughly like that on mine as well. The site just needs a redesign to be honest.  
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1. BN display on mobile Nov 11, 2014, 08:18 Rhialto
 
Hi,

Emailed BN but no answer yet. Was wondering if BN show like this for everyone on smartphone. I find it strange that the titles are so tiny. This is using Chrome on Android KitKat. I checked the little box to view as a computer but the presentation was the same.

While it's the first time I'm using a smartphone to visit BN, some have been visiting BN on smartphone for years already so if it was a problem with CSS it would have been reported and fixed a long time ago, no?

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