solarbird: From moongazeponies on deviantart (pony-pinkie-hax)
You Want Mobile Dreamwidth, Artie? You Got It:

Coexistence Alpha: a Neutral Good CSS patchset v0.842 BETA 1

As of 7 May 2017, *** WE ARE NOW IN BETA ***

This is a fully-responsive mobile-ready theme modification layer intended to make Dreamwidth's default style fully functional on both mobile and desktop devices wherever it can be applied. Features include journal and reading pages with near-zero horizon scrolling on mobile, including in long comment reply cascades, and more-comfortable comment creation, including on iOS.

To install: Choose style "Neutral Good" for "Practicality" in the journal style selector. Copypasta all of the linked CSS into the Advanced Seettings Custom CSS box, and save. (This may require a desktop device.) Apply "your style" to everything you can.

This build includes Navbar 2, which is mostly cosmetic but somewhat mobile-aware upgrade of the Navbar.

Revision history and bleeding edge code (there will be a beta2) )
solarbird: (pingsearch)
I finally wrote up the design document for Coexistence Alpha. (Link goes directly to an .rtf.) Does this read coherently to people?
solarbird: (Default)
Coexistence Alpha has had no bugs reported externally for the last three code releases, and all internally-discovered bugs are resolved; the open bug count is zero; we are now officially in Beta 1.

If you are a Coexistence Alpha user, please upgrade to this version and report bugs! If you aren't: do you want mobile-friendly Dreamwidth? This is how to get it. Installation instructions and bug reporting belong at the link above. Thanks.
solarbird: (vision)
The latest 'bleeding edge' is 0.840, and it's a big code cleanup that also gives you a lot more comment reply space on mobile. The jump to 0.84x is due to the cleanup - the diffs are pretty large, though a lot of that is just commenting code and grouping functionality.
solarbird: (vision)
Version 0.833 released - a reimplementation of Navbar 2, which is also the first (vaguely) mobile-aware Navbar. It's no Navbar 3, but it's a bit of an improvement, hopefully on Android in particular.
solarbird: (vision)
I'm thinking of declaring Coexistence Alpha 0.82x to be the current 'stable' version and moving to 0.83x for bleeding-edge, so if you have any additional bug reports, let me know over here now.

(0.83 work will include getting those $*#&(@$*!!! text entry boxes and buttons in Navbar 2 lined up everywhere, even Chrome on Android, That Monster, some other related work, and trying to figure out how to handle warring-comment-numbers on comments in accessibility mode on mobile.)
solarbird: From moongazeponies on deviantart (pony-pinkie-hax)
I just dropped Coexistence Alpha v0.82. If you are on Dreamwith on mobile, like, ever, you want this, because it makes it work.

Seriously, nested comment chains are trivially readable and replyable on mobile with this applied. Horizontal scrolling? I mock your horizontal scrolling. It honours user customisation through the settings panels now (including left and right user icon positioning, which the first alpha didn't) and I just dropped a bunch of Navbar 2 fixes for Android browers so hopefully that's better now too. And comment depth markers on mobile now work on comments without subject lines.

If I could just stick Navbar 3 on this, goddamn. But I can't, that requires more changes than I can do just in CSS.
solarbird: (ART-gonzo)
I am dogfooting my own neutral good style variant (mostly because hey look now i can use my phone on this site) so again let me know if you see something broken.

I know blockquotes worked in default colours, this is a test post in this custom colour set
solarbird: justice rains on your face (pharah)
You want mobile Dreamwidth, Artie? You got it.

The base style REQUIRED is Neutral Good. That's the default "new user" style and is why I went at that one first. This is an extension (and something of a rewrite) of that style, entirely in CSS. It fixes many bugs on desktop, and gives you a functional mobile view of your reading list and your journal. It makes NO attempt to address system style issues on mobile.

The CSS overlay which you need to copy and paste into the "custom css" pane of the advanced style customisation interface is here:

http://solarbird.net/Livejournal/2017-04/neutral-good-update-solarbird-2017-04-27.txt

This will ALSO get you Navbar 2, the upgrade of Navbar I've been running for a while. (Yes, you can still disable it.) It will NOT get you Navbar 3, so you won't have the mobile version you see in the screenshots in my previous post. But the navbar will be better looking on desktop, and no worse on mobile.

THIS IS AN ALPHA RELEASE, only tested so far against Safari and Firefox. Please report bugs.

(Except for the one where replying to an extant comment in single-entry view causes iOS to autozoom still. I know about that one and I'll fix it. But other than that. Comments are particularly rough at the moment tbh.)

eta: Version 0.7 alpha replaced with version 0.8 alpha, same link. Abovementioned bug fixed, several other bugs fixed, more cleanup, vitally improved handling of cascading comment threads on mobile, a few other things.
solarbird: (Default)
EVERYTHING BUT THE NAVBAR IS LIVE ON MY TESTBED ACCOUNT RIGHT NOW.

And will get broken as I continue to fuck with it. But still. Everything but Navbar 3 is real and live; these are otherwise-unedited iPhone screencaps.


User Logged In, User Panel, Mobile
 



User Logged In, Location Panel, Mobile
 



User Logged In, Find Panel, Mobile
 

neat

Apr. 26th, 2017 12:18 am
solarbird: justice rains on your face (pharah)
Looks like Navbar version 3 might get fast-tracked. Mobile and desktop both. Might even be in next Monday's news post. Excellent.
solarbird: (vision)
Navbar 3.1 for Desktop.

Both of these include first drafts of design/guideline docs.
solarbird: (ART-gonzo)
I've given mobile navbar some more thought. Welcome to Navbar 3.1 for mobile: now with swipe chevrons and better previous/next spacing, but without up arrows anymore because they couldn't be made to fit. Also a completely different login bar which will pop up dialogues because the more desktop-like one simply did. not. work. and never would. BUT: it's zero additional clicks as specced.
solarbird: (vision)
Referring to this post, on the reading page, I currently have "View popular feeds" in the upper right.

But what about "Trending tags" instead on general reading? And "View popular feeds" if filtered to RSS feeds, which is exposed functionality? They already have the functionality for "Trending tags."

And maybe have "Trending tags" show up often - say, at individual post view unless it's an RSS feed individual post view, in which case, again, "View popular feeds".

Because one of the problems people have on Dreamwidth is finding activity. This would help.

Maybe "Latest posts sitewide" could show up somewhere, too. Like... at journal views. Where you're already looking at some individual's latest posts, here's latest posts across all of Dreamwidth.

Hmmmmm.

eta: I'm actually kind of thinking now "latest posts sitewide" on the Reading page(s), and "trending tags" on individual journals and journal entries - basically swapping the ideas I'd had before. Because 'trending tags' might also be relevant when composing, and 'latest posts site-wide' goes well with 'latest posts from people I read.'
solarbird: (made her from parts)
Here's a bunch of mockups of a version 3 navbar. This one does a bunch of stuff I can't do in CSS. It's still fairly close to baseline, but they want to see that, so.

(The link is temporary but it's fine for now, it's to a dropbox directory.)

These versions can't be done with custom CSS on the existing platform, they require actual code changes in the back end. But as far as I can tell, it should all be UI code changes, pretty simple stuff.

Some functionality changes, in addition to a few new links:
  • getting rid of dropdown-plus-button to trigger a view reload on the reading view filter, and just having the dropdown selector do it directly
  • prev message/next message arrows (when in single-post views)
  • prev page/next page arrows (when in journal or reading page views)
And I bumped up the RSS functionality a little bit, that's a nice feature I suspect others would use it more if they knew about it.

I've asked whether the style selector needs to be a set of top-level links or whether it could also be an action-on-selection dropdown, like reading view filter. Right now I'm showing it the old way.

Anyway, I don't really consider these really final but they do accomplish the general task of dividing into three consistent groups (user/login, current location, exploration) and adding some basic functionality (like prev/next) that really is kind of implied by "navbar," and so on.

The background gradient is just the standard system gradient and could be replaceable with anything.

eta: My thoughts are on mobile are that the three cells remain, but one is displayed at a time, and the other two are reached by swiping. Default to the middle pane, simplify the relationship permutation text for space, display a few fewer options perhaps.

eta2: Yeah, I may've gone a little nuts. Here's a run at mobile view mockups. 640x60 because iPhone 5 is 640 pixels on the short axis and Dreamwidth likes things 60 pixels high. Stupid science-related memetic disorder.

eta3: One bit of feedback I got from someone who does this regularly is that having Help on the far right is an industry standard, so I need to swap "Help" and "Home" in desktop. Also, despite the lack of space for it, I need some kind of visual indicator of swipe on the mobile bar (which I knew but was kind of hoping I'd get away without), which means we're talking chevrons for that since that's well understood.

eta4: This is getting long, so a new post: Trending tags.
solarbird: (ART-gonzo)
I've made the navbar less hideous via a lot of CSS hackery on my personal style. This has also been thrown at Denise because they agree Navbar Needs Work.

A/B comparison (another journal, current navbar vs. my style applied navbar)

Navbar, journal view

Navbar, reading page

Here's the DW custom stylesheet I wrote to do it. This has only been tested on Firefox and Mobile Safari, but I'm not doing anything super-surprising so I don't anticipate a lot of problems? But the navbar is mostly made with tables (kill me) so my CSS has to work with that which can produce some creaky results.
solarbird: (vision)
I've added a couple of feeds for a blogs and such of interest:

[syndicated profile] seattletransitblog_feed (Seattle Transit Blog)

[syndicated profile] friendshipping_feed (Friendshipping podcast)

[syndicated profile] crosscutnews_feed (Crosscut: Cascadian news)

[syndicated profile] seattlish_feed (Seattlish: Seattle news and politics blog)

The big list of existing feeds is here.
solarbird: justice rains on your face (pharah)
Hey, check it, there's a migration community if you're looking for people coming over LJ!

Hm, does this work?

[community profile] 2017revival

aw yeah 100% works

excellent :D

(works on dreamwidth anyway, probably not lj, sorry, but the link at top should work regardless)

(ps: anyone seeing this on lj, i uploaded a pharah icon but only on dreamwidth ^_^ )
solarbird: (Default)
Hey, turns out, if you've made comments on Dreamwidth in the past with your OpenID, you can reassign those to your actual Dreamwidth account! Anna posted about it here.
solarbird: (music)

SUPERB P0WNERSHIP is the phrase of the day. Zoe Quinn has been dealing with a misogynist campaign against her for months, and, whelp, guess who has been infiltrating 4chan’s chat rooms and logging the shit out of all of the entire campaign’s ops room? Oh yeah. That would be Zoe.

DEMOLITION.

Oh, her angry ex-boyfriend? He’s in the logs too, helping coordinate harassment. Hey, look, a revenge campaign for breaking up with him! SMILE FOR THE CAMERAS, DOUCHEBAGS! There’s even video. This is epic destruction.

If you have no idea what this is about, it’s about misogyny in gaming, and an ongoing campaign to force women out of gaming, focusing on several specific people, one of whom is Zoe Quinn. You can get a bit of a summary here, if you like.

eta: Judging from the h8r reblogs on Tumblr and the anonymous asks I’ve got, it looks like the attempt at “defence” here is, “It’s all out of context!” Hey, pro tip: only cite context when it actually helps your case. Unlike here. Where it doesn’t.

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