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    Topic:   Just an idea :)  

    This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by kiwi kiwi 1 year, 5 months ago.

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    • #6705

      jacoline
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      479 posts

      Normally I do not use my cell or ipad – but my connection went down for a few hours so in that case I discovered how my kiwitrees looks like. I know you are working at this and I was thinking if it could be handled like we choose which blocks are showned at cell/ipad like the way ex. language. In the blocks we tick which language the block to be viewed. A tick choice for cell/ipad in same way?

      Just an idea 🙂

      Regards,
      Jamie Jaconelli

      admin and owner of:
      www.jaconelli.dk/webtrees, www.jaconelli.dk/history, www.familien-johnsen.dk(submenu) and danish support at www.host-siden.dk/sandbox and facebook

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      ole
      #6709
      kiwi
      kiwi
      Keymaster

      1595 posts

      A good idea, but not so easy to achieve. Currently I’m working on hiding certain blocks when the screen size changes using css. Its certainly the easiest way to do it. But not so easy to make it configurable.

      In some cases the blocks will also need to be redesigned to allow for less information to be displayed on small screens.

      I think if you look at each block in turn it is easy to see which ones simply don’t work well on small screens.

      I would expect many sites would not go to the trouble of deciding for every block if it should display on small screens or not.

      Nigel
      My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
      #6711

      jacoline
      Participant

      479 posts

      Everything to the right is not looking good to be honest. The blocks in the left of the page looks great!

      And I know – there is no easy way at all if we need a system to take care of all situations! But it is just an idea I got 🙂

      Regards,
      Jamie Jaconelli

      admin and owner of:
      www.jaconelli.dk/webtrees, www.jaconelli.dk/history, www.familien-johnsen.dk(submenu) and danish support at www.host-siden.dk/sandbox and facebook

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      #6713
      kiwi
      kiwi
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      1595 posts

      Everything to the right is not looking good to be honest. The blocks in the left of the page looks great!

      Yes, I still need to force all the blocks to align vertically on very small devices.

      Nigel
      My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
      #6717
      Roy
      Roy
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      122 posts

      Nigel:

      Wouldn’t a designated small tablet and smartphone theme be better than messing with all the themes and the program in general? I fear the effort to improve small screen usability will make Kiwitrees less useable to everyone else. I have seen that in some bank and credit union sites. I know that small screens are the wave of the future but I for one will have to be dragged there kicking and screaming. I have a tablet but rarely use it and still use my phone for talking to people!

      Roy

      Roy

      Apache 2.4.27  PHP 7.19 MariaDB 10.2.8

      #6718
      kiwi
      kiwi
      Keymaster

      1595 posts

      Wouldn’t a designated small tablet and smartphone theme be better than messing with all the themes and the program in general?

      Unfortunately no. The work required would be pretty much the same. I guess the ideal would be the sort of approach that Ancestry.com use, which is to create a completely separate phone app. This accesses the same database, but everything else is unique. But I don’t have the knowledge, time or inclination to go that far.

      The main issue with getting kiwitrees to work “acceptably” on small devices is that huge amounts of it are styled (in the code, not css) to use fixed size tables. If I can change more of these to use more fluid designs, as I have with the edit screens, then making pages “responsive” to screen size becomes far easier.

      But I agree 100% that this MUST NOT be to the detriment of other / desktop users. The desktop will, I believe, remain the most logical device for editing / maintaining data in kiwitrees. Smaller devices can however be OK for reading, albeit inevitably with a reduced set of content / pages.

      Please accept my assurance that kiwitrees will not become less usable for everyone not using small devices. If anyone feels I am at any time heading in that direction please tell me. It will not be deliberate 🙂

      Nigel
      My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
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