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New Mobile skin coming soon

New Mobile skin

When we developed IP.Board 3.0, we took the decision to keep the same basic Lo-Fi skin that appeared in IP.Board 2.x, but expand it to include the ability to post, which was a commonly requested feature. Since 3.0's release, we've had a lot of feedback requesting that we expand the Lo-Fi skin further, and create a truly mobile experience for IP.Board users. Now we're pleased to introduce the new Mobile skin.

The new Mobile skin provides handy trimmed-down access to almost all areas of IP.Board, including topics, posting, searching and the messenger. Non-essential information and features have been stripped out, to ensure the interface for mobile device users is uncluttered as well as quick to download and render.

The CSS used to build the Mobile skin is minimal, to help keep page sizes down, but we have added a splash a color to enable webmasters to brand their Mobile skin, if they wish. By default, the Mobile skin is traditional IP.Board blue. A GDK for the few images that appear will be released in due course.

We've designed the Mobile skin to be usable on any modern mobile device, such as iPhone and Blackberry. It should look great on any size screen, too.

We'd love to hear your feedback on the new look, and any questions you have! The skin will be available for testing on this forum in the next few days.

Oh, one more thing... it has topic markers :)



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I am literally ecstatic and cannot wait for this.

Good job Rikki. I've been wanting this for so long! It is great to see it materializing. It's also great that you are not focusing on a specific phone for the design. :)

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wow this should help a bit, in the next few years I feel mobile internet will quadruple possibly with free nationwide wifi coming to the uk possibly (for bt customers), better touch screen phones and 4G internet.

On my site around 2% of users use their phone, lets say by 2011 am guessing it could be 10% or more if eg the next itouch has 3G or 4G.

The thing holding back mobile internet at the moment is speed, navigation and typing. It's not super fast and it's still fiddly.

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