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Sneak preview of mobile-BSV

Aug 08 2011 07:03 pm   #1Diabola
So one of the new features we'll have after the update is a version of the site that can be read on smartphones and other mobile devices. I just finished the first attempt and thought I'd show off some screenshots.

Before anyone panics about the writing being too small, the story-text can of course still be adjusted. And you also have to remember that you'll be a lot closer to your phone-screen than you are now to your monitor - that made quite a difference for me.

Anyway, some early input would be great.







Btw, the screenshots were taken with an iPhone if anyone is wondering, and I can already tell you that the "Download ePub" option works perfectly, all you need is a free app called Stanza. Not sure about Android and WinMobile yet, but I'll make sure to find out before any of this goes life.

Edit: Whops, ignore the IP beneath the avatars and the padlock symbol in the forum. I was logged in when I took the screenshots and those are only visible to admins.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." - Albert Einstein
Aug 09 2011 12:35 am   #2slaymesoftly
So one of the new features we'll have after the update is a version of the site that can be read on smartphones and other mobile devices. I just finished the first attempt and thought I'd show off some screenshots.

Before anyone panics about the writing being too small, the story-text can of course still be adjusted. And you also have to remember that you'll be a lot closer to your phone-screen than you are now to your monitor - that made quite a difference for me.

Anyway, some early input would be great.







Btw, the screenshots were taken with an iPhone if anyone is wondering, and I can already tell you that the "Download ePub" option works perfectly, all you need is a free app called Stanza. Not sure about Android and WinMobile yet, but I'll make sure to find out before any of this goes life.

Edit: Whops, ignore the IP beneath the avatars and the padlock symbol in the forum. I was logged in when I took the screenshots and those are only visible to admins.


Looks good to me.
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Aug 10 2011 06:57 am   #3Immortal Beloved
Wow!  Bringing the BSV into the 21st centurey.  I, however, am stuck back a decade or so, as I have no device with which to view it.
Give me Spuffy, or give me death.
Aug 11 2011 09:08 pm   #4Joyce
Woo hoo!  My Nook loves you guys! 
Aug 11 2011 09:42 pm   #5slaymesoftly
Woo hoo!  My Nook loves you guys! 

Dia is a goddess -
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Aug 12 2011 02:54 pm   #6Diabola
Dia is a goddess - *snort* I believe the word you're looking for is geek.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." - Albert Einstein
Aug 12 2011 07:02 pm   #7slaymesoftly
Dia is a goddess - *snort* I believe the word you're looking for is geek.

Geek - goddess - they both begin with "g". LOL  The point is you can do cool stuff
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Aug 12 2011 09:54 pm   #8DramaQueenLucy

Will there be a way to change the background color? I'm just wondering because one of the reasons I read here, is the soft blue colors.  

Aug 12 2011 10:35 pm   #9Diabola
Will there be a way to change the background color? I'm just wondering because one of the reasons I read here, is the soft blue colors.So far I've only done the white one, but I guess I can do a dark one too. Wasn't planning on more colors, didn't think people would read on a phone for any greater lengths of time - at least not online, that'd be something you'd probably use the eBook option for. Also, the background color doesn't make as much of a difference for me on the phone as it does on the monitor, could be just me though.

If I get requests for more color-variations after it's up a while I'll certainly reconsider though.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." - Albert Einstein
Aug 13 2011 12:57 am   #10DramaQueenLucy
Will there be a way to change the background color? I'm just wondering because one of the reasons I read here, is the soft blue colors.So far I've only done the white one, but I guess I can do a dark one too. Wasn't planning on more colors, didn't think people would read on a phone for any greater lengths of time - at least not online, that'd be something you'd probably use the eBook option for. Also, the background color doesn't make as much of a difference for me on the phone as it does on the monitor, could be just me though.

If I get requests for more color-variations after it's up a while I'll certainly reconsider though.


I've never used the ebook option, I'll have to check it out. It's no big I was just wondering if you had planned on it. We will still be able to access the main site though, right?  
Aug 13 2011 02:37 am   #11Abby
Looks great!  Thanks for taking the time to do this.
Aug 13 2011 04:34 pm   #12Diabola
I've never used the ebook option, I'll have to check it out. It's no big I was just wondering if you had planned on it. We will still be able to access the main site though, right?  You can't have used it yet, it's still in development.

I have a whole bunch of new stuff I want to add to the verse, but since the additions broke the layout I'm calling it a site-upgrade and am going to upload all the changes at once when I'm done. (As to avoid having to mess with the layout after every new feature, this way I can add them all and adjust the layout at the end.)

The screenshots I posted up there are what you'll see if you open the bsv website on a mobile phone - there'll also be a button to see the normal pc version on a phone (though I can't recommend that, you have to zoom in pretty far and constantly move the focus-window around to make anything out). If you use a normal monitor or even a touchpad with a somewhat decently sized screen you'll never even see the mobile-phone version.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." - Albert Einstein