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Spanners*
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Thu 15th Dec '05 6:01PM
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OK I have started work on this and it can be found at http://forum.thedaddy.org/lofi
It's a very cut down version of the script with no pictures, restricted functions, no CSS and very little javascript so it should work pretty well on pocket PCs and less feature-rich browsers.
Pretty much the only functions I'm putting in there are making/updating posts and threads, logging in and out, searching and sending PMs.
Work is in progress so over the next few days you will see more and more pages appearing there. Can anyone with a pocket PC or suchlike (Malcolm and General?) give it a go and sort me some feedback?
Cheers

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Malcolm*
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Thu 15th Dec '05 8:07PM
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My goodness, that's marvellous! Works really well, really quickly, looks great (better on Pocket IE than in Firefox actually) and, best of all, contains hardly any data... meaning it'll be really cheap to use over a mobile phone connection! (how about also disabling Signatures, just to squeeze a few more bytes out?)

Haven't tested it all, though, because the Login function didn't work (presumably not made yet) so I couldn't actually post from the pocketpc. Absolutely great, though - thank you Spanners - I'm well impressed! You'll be getting more posts from me sitting on trains from now on. If only we'd had this while the Odyssey thread was being made...


Excuse me for mentioning it, but can I interest you in a panoramic print of York - http://www.panoramicyork.co.uk ? No? Oh well - just thought I'd ask.
   

Spanners*
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Thu 15th Dec '05 8:16PM
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Malcolm was bold enough to comment:
how about also disabling Signatures, just to squeeze a few more bytes out?


Good call, I might lose the custom tags too.



Haven't tested it all, though, because the Login function didn't work (presumably not made yet) so I couldn't actually post from the pocketpc.


Yeah it's just got the viewing pages so far but I'm slowly working my way through. Should be able to post in the next day or 2.

I was so dreading this job because it involves re-engineering over half the files, but now it's started it's not so scary.
Also wanted to wait until I had finished my last batch of updates as from this point on I will have 2 sets of files to keep synced with new changes. Ouch!
    

Spanners*
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Sat 17th Dec '05 10:15PM
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OK you should be able to post, make threads, send messages and do other main operations. Let me know if anything don't work.

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Spanners*
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Sun 1st Jan '06 4:22AM
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Any feedback on this? Is it working for people?
    

Malcolm*
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Thu 5th Jan '06 11:01AM
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Ah, sorry!

Yes, indeed, it works marvellously. I'm very impressed! Thank you Spanners!

One thing that occurred to me, though, is that it might be nice to make it a bit more obvious from the front page. Web authoring guidelines recommend that you produce a text-only version, for accessibility reasons, so well done for that! However, I'm not sure most people would understand "Low-fi". Any chance there could be a "text only" link up at the top left, or something, instead? And the text-only site could have a matching one that brings you back to the normal version?

Excuse me for mentioning it, but can I interest you in a panoramic print of York - http://www.panoramicyork.co.uk ? No? Oh well - just thought I'd ask.
   

Spanners*
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Tue 10th Jan '06 6:45PM
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Nice. OK I've made those changes. Except I didn't put the link to the text only version at the top-left, I tried various positions but everything else looked out of place. If anyone's got any thoughts then I'm open to suggestions.
    

Amanshu*
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Thu 26th Jan '06 2:24PM
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It appears that the log on for the text only forum doesn't work... I don't think it's encrypting it properly/at all...

I also noticed that the graphical log on came up with the xmas theme button, but only once - when I went back to the page it was fine. So I'm not quite sure what that's all about... probably just my cache playing silly buggers
   

Spanners*
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Thu 26th Jan '06 2:29PM
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Huh. I just successfully logged in and am indeed posting this here post in glorious monochrome.
On the text only it doesn't encypt your password client side (because that uses far too much javascript) but does it when it hits the server. Should still work though...
    

Amanshu*
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Thu 26th Jan '06 2:47PM
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Ah, I see - it's not accepting passwords that include uppercase! But if you type it in lowercase its fine...
   

Spanners*
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Thu 26th Jan '06 3:19PM
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haha you've cracked it! I shall remedy the situation this very minute!
    

Amanshu*
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Thu 26th Jan '06 3:21PM
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Thank you kind sir
   

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