March 18, 2015 in Feedback
The "back to" arrow at the top is not cutting it. One level deep. Some forums you need to know where you are as far as deep sub-forums.
Example: If you are in the 3.x sub-forums here, let's say in IP.Board, you can't tell what top section you are in... 3.x or 4.
Some of my forums have area sections, and members won't be able to tell if they are in Alaska or Hawaii when reading the post. Is it possible to get a breadcrumb?
It could look more like a tree or blocks with (...) to shorten them, to keep it neat. But the mobile site is supposed to have the same experience as the full and I am finding this to be an issue. Thanks!
Issue is lack of space. Mobile is supposed to have the same experience as desktop but geared towards a smaller screen
The back button is very common on mobile devices so it isn't really introducing anything that isn't completely unheard of. Plus if you need a breadcrumb tree at all times just to make your visitors know where they are, it may be time to rethink your structure.
Plus if you need a breadcrumb tree at all times just to make your visitors know where they are, it may be time to rethink your structure.
That's not it, you can get lost easily here on IPS. I've stopped myself from commenting because I can't see if they are in the 3.x or 4 top section in many posts. Some sort of breadcrumb would be great, not sure of the answer.
At least showing the top category seems important, lots of forums have areas that are for promotion only with no discussion, and you may not see that you are in the promotion section.
Hmmm, if you always let them know the top section, you were two sub-forums deep, you would see the forum name you were in, the one above it with the back button, and the top forum (if added now).
That seems reasonable. Anything more than that could be ignored. Most forums don't go deeper anyway. That shows three deep without a breadcrumb, just adding the top category somewhere.
Top Category (...) Current Forum (forum 3)
Back Button (lists forum 2)
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