Mobile Users: Mobile Skin Poll

Mobile Skin

  1. Keep It

    12 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. Drop It

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Greg Bernhardt

    Staff: Admin

    I've had some requests to drop it and now some to keep it. Be heard now! :)
     
  2. jcsd
  3. MacLaddy

    MacLaddy 226
    Gold Member

    Keep it, most phone browsers, i.e, Dolphin, Skyfire, Opera, have the option to identify as a regular desktop and will not display the mobile version if that's what the user desires.
     
  4. Keep it. I know I've complained about it lacking features before, but trying to view the forums on my iPod with the regular skin would be tough. I would have to zoom in to be able to read the text, and then constantly scroll left and right to see who is posting what.
     
  5. ZapperZ

    ZapperZ 29,768
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I'd like to see it changed rather than dropping it. I kinda agree with NeoDevin in that I wish it has a lot more sophistication to it. As it is now, I tend to do a lot of scrolling to get to everything.

    Zz.
     
  6. cristo

    cristo 8,394
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    I've just voted drop it, but since realised that my phone circumvents the mobile skin anyway!
     
  7. Aside from it could do with additional features, I say keep it.

    If it came to using the regular skin I wouldn't bother on my phone.
     
  8. What happened? The poll is clearly "keep it" and yet it's gone off my phone.
     
  9. MacLaddy

    MacLaddy 226
    Gold Member

    I actually lost it before this poll was open. Sometime on Wednesday, I believe.
     
  10. Dembadon

    Dembadon 662
    Gold Member

    I voted to keep it.

    I have to zoom in and out quite often when using the default layout. I believe the default layout also takes longer to load.
     
  11. Exactly what I encounter. An absolute nightmare.

    The poll still says to keep it and yet it's still gone.
     
  12. cristo

    cristo 8,394
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    But it's much easier to do a bit of zooming than to have few functional features.

    Not for me: my phone loads the the default page in a fraction of a second.
     
  13. Dembadon

    Dembadon 662
    Gold Member

    If Wi-Fi is available, I agree, it's pretty quick, and the difference is negligible. However, without Wi-Fi, it's much slower -- AT&T doesn't have a very good data speeds in the mountains. :frown:
     
  14. I voted for keeping it.

    For the people who want to seen it gone, they can turn off the mobile browser function in their phone or device. On the other hand, if it is gone, the people who want it, can't just turn it back on at their own will.

    In my experience the default site also loads much slower than the mobile version, and that is with Wi-Fi, the phone I'm on is a Blackberry Curve.

    I'm checking now on my phone, and the mobile version is back up, Whew!
     
  15. cristo

    cristo 8,394
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    The normal site loads without delay for me, both on wifi and over the mobile network. Still, I've figured out how to disable the mobile mode now, so it makes no difference to me.
     
  16. fuzzyfelt

    fuzzyfelt 743
    Gold Member

    Would you be able to explain how that is done? Thanks.
     
  17. Greg Bernhardt

    Staff: Admin

    The mobile skin is activated when it recognizes a "mobile user agent string". change the string and the mobile device won't be detected.
     
  18. fuzzyfelt

    fuzzyfelt 743
    Gold Member

    Thanks very much, Greg!
     
  19. Could anyone explain to me how to disable the mobile web site on an iPad?
     
  20. Greg Bernhardt

    Staff: Admin

    I added the ipad to an exception list. Does it work?
     
  21. Wow that confused me for a bit there. Ya it works. And now I can even see the poll. Thanks.
     
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