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Add a link to Blogs on mobile site

Posted by Swert on Nov 16 2012 - 11:34 PM

I've been thinking that we needed a link on the mobile skin to the blogs. The Gallery has a link, the blog should be treated the same in my mind.


~Shockwave~
Nov 16 2012 11:42 PM
That Only matters if it works. which it does not.

That Only matters if it works. which it does not.


How does it not work? And what exactly doesn't work? The Gallery link? The mobile version? Remember that we need as much information as possible to fix something that's broken.

Edited by Velox, Nov 17 2012 - 01:21 AM.


I'm pretty sure I know exactly why this is happening, but it'll take a little bit to dig into the skin to get it working. Maybe I should actually start using the mobile site every now and then. :P

I've tweaked the mobile site code a little bit. I may be showing up now, if anyone wants to check and let me know. You might need to clear your cache or similar.

cleared cache and such, but it appears that it's still not showing up.

Okay, so I determined the problem. We have a custom hack in our skin so that clicking the 'Blogs' link in the header takes you to this view instead of this view. Basically we hide the default button and make our own.

Now I tried doing that on the mobile skin, but it still seems to recognize that we're hiding the blog link.

So, unless I can find another workaround, our options are:
  • Keep things how they are - easy
  • Switch to the original blog link and get the button on the mobile skin - easy
  • Find another way to hack this stuff to work - not easy



~Shockwave~
Nov 19 2012 09:38 PM
well.... my new phone HATES the site. it restarts when I try to go on. something about a handler....
It's a samsung a920 BTW. so not very advanced.... but my first phone was just fine with the site. but that was the beginning of high school. who knows whats changed in 3 and a half years.
my HTChero was (relatively) fine with the site.


Yolanda Squarble Fried #1
Nov 23 2012 07:09 PM
While this is a rather annoying issue, it can easily be dealt with by switching to the full version of BZP on your mobile phone, clicking the link to the blogs, then switching back to mobile and saving the blogs page as a favourite or bookmark. It's a one-time thing that only takes a minute.

Spending a minute to bookmark the page > B6 spending hours/days/months trying to find a fix.

My vote is to keep things as they are; I implemented the above solution, and the lack of a link to the blogs doesn't hinder my browsing in the slightest.


~Shockwave~
Nov 28 2012 08:06 PM
You can switch back to the mobile site? how?

You can switch back to the mobile site? how?


On mobile-capable devices, there is a text link in the gray area on the bottom of the screen that reads "Use mobile version".


~Shockwave~
Nov 29 2012 08:33 AM
I'm gonna have to look for this...

Okay, so I determined the problem. We have a custom hack in our skin so that clicking the 'Blogs' link in the header takes you to this view instead of this view. Basically we hide the default button and make our own.

Those two links open the same page for me. Is this a result of the board update?


Okay, so I determined the problem. We have a custom hack in our skin so that clicking the 'Blogs' link in the header takes you to this view instead of this view. Basically we hide the default button and make our own.

Those two links open the same page for me. Is this a result of the board update?

There have been several software upgrades since I made that post, so it's very possible something changed. This might make it easier, if we're lucky.

moved issue from Community Issues





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