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solarbird ([personal profile] solarbird) wrote2018-04-28 04:15 pm
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Coexistence Alpha: a responsive mobile and desktop overlay for Dreamwidth

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.

0.843alpha: some divs in RSS feeds disallow whitespace wrap, causing horizontal scrolling. I'm as surprised as you. Overridden.

0.842beta: Small calendar module cleanup on desktop views. No bugs externally reported, last three builds. We are now in beta.

0.841alpha: Previous N/Next N links given more height.

0.840alpha: Cleaned up code a lot, particularly comment handling on mobile, which gives you even more text entry room now.

0.834alpha: Individual-comment reply form (reached via inbox reply) cleanup. Small Navbar 2 button regularisation on Reading page view.

0.833alpha: Fixes a small border problem, alignment issue on Reading page.

0.832alpha: Rebuilds Navbar 2 from the top down, and adds some mobile awareness, again mostly cosmetic, but hopefully a bit more visual coherence nonetheless.

0.830alpha: Hands body font size back to user preferences, removing the hardcoded size used until now. The system default is 1em. This unit (em) is unreliable across browsers; I have changed my body type size to 14px and recommend the use of a px-based size generally. [personal profile] solarbird_testbed is always running the bleeding edge build or later (when code changes are in progress).

.82x fixes included Navbar 2 working better on Android browsers (Login panel is still a bit of a mess but I don't care, all that's going away in Navbar 3 anyway), comment thread depth indicators on mobile working even without subject lines, various overprint issues, and so on.

.81x fixes included user left-right selection of icon placement is honoured correctly again. As are icon sizes except on mobile comments where you're forced to "smallest" regardless. Also, the implementation was improved.

This is still an alpha and without warranty and all that, please report bugs. Thanks.

BLEEDING EDGE CODE: v0.843alpha.

DO NOT LINK DIRECTLY TO THESE STYLESHEETS. I will make them go away, they're just temporary download points.

HELLO PLURK USERS! To answer the nr. 1 question I've seen: This layout uses YOUR COLOURS. I happen to like green, but on new accounts it is system default greyscale and your custom colour selections are respected. (My test account is [personal profile] solarbird_testbed and while it will break as I write more code, it shows the style in system default/new account colours.)

And if you see issues, please give me a screenshot and tell me your browser and OS. Thanks!
ironymaiden: (banana)

[personal profile] ironymaiden 2017-04-30 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
I'm getting a 404 on the link to the CSS.
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[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2017-04-30 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
Same; I'd love to test it out.

(Edit): Looks like this is the proper URL? (OP, sorry if you didn't want people poking around in the directory structure.)
Edited 2017-04-30 02:47 (UTC)
zaluzianskya: (egg cuddles)

[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2017-04-30 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my gosh I love the way this handles comment threads on mobile! This is so nice and elegant.
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[personal profile] saga 2017-04-30 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Yo!!!! The comments are SO GOOD, I feel like if all DW layouts just fixed it up in their original CSS base codes with your codes, we'd be set.
ironymaiden: (banana)

Header buttons on Android Chrome

[personal profile] ironymaiden 2017-05-01 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
Seeing issues on Galaxy S5. Look at the navbar.

Otherwise looking good.
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[personal profile] itsanooray 2017-05-01 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I could only take a quick look but issues and suggestions I have:
1) On some of the comment chains on this page, some content text is overlapping with footer links. A clear fix is needed due to your floats.

2) If DW is aiming for best practices involving responsive design, the CSS should be done mobile-first, since you're using max-width on media queries this is desktop-first css.

3) I wouldn't add border-radius to inputs, it makes them not look like an input, and in areas like in the control strip where you shrunk the size it makes the type very claustrophobic.

4) your idea for how you're handling the comment threads is interesting, however, instead of specifying a number for every comment depth in the css look into the css counter-increment property, it will auto count and spit out numbers for you.

I would also look into styling it so it's a little more clear what you were going for. I didn't notice the numbers at first and "#>" doesn't mean much, especially if it's your first time coming to a dw journal and you're on a phone.

I apologize if some of these suggestions were things you were going to work or approve on, haha.

I'm really glad someone is tackling this officially! Just having the viewport declared by default would make me a happy camper.
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[personal profile] ironymaiden 2017-05-01 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)

This reminds me: I have accessibility settings on for comments. The two nesting indicators both display.

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[personal profile] mdlbear 2017-05-13 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Nice! About the only glitch I'm seeing is that the text in the subject and message fields isn't getting scaled down.
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[personal profile] amber 2017-05-01 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I really love this! Great job! I especially love the forum/disqus style comment numbering for longer threads to remove horizontal scrolling.

Anyway I don't have any concrit, just wanted to let you know it looks good from an iPhone 6.

Also people on the unofficial Dreamwidth account on Plurk are being directed here but a lot of different mobile users posted directly in that plurk that it looked good for them so here's a link to it.
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[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2017-05-07 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
For some reason, the beta code completely wrecks the following custom CSS I added to my layout:

(The result of this code being to hackily mimic the way comment headers appear on sitescheme.)
Edited 2017-05-07 23:10 (UTC)

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numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Default)

With the beta css:

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[personal profile] ossobuco 2017-05-08 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
Hello! So I've installed the beta and am viewing it in Google Chrome on Win10, and I'm seeing user icons for all posts sitting too high, out of their little boxes and almost flush with the entries' subject box (this is only true for entries, not for the icon in the Profile sidebar bit). When using DW's little icons for the Subscribe/Post/Message/etc links in the Profile sidebar thing, I see them aligned to the right of the icon box rather than centered below it. Finally, it looks like the "Link" and "Reply" links are positioned slightly lower than the other links at the bottom of journal entries. Screenshot for all three issues:

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[personal profile] ossobuco 2017-05-08 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
The issues with entries' user icons and the Subscribe/Post/etc icons under Profile repro in both Dolphin and Safari on my iPhone (10.3.1).

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[personal profile] wrog 2017-05-11 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Copypasta all of this into the Advanced Seettings Custom CSS box, and save. Apply "your style" to everything you can.

Not finding this. I'm assuming you're referring to this page but I''m not finding a box to paste CSS into.

Is this a "Layer" or a "Style"? (going to either of those pages doesn't yield a box either).

Is this something that only paying members can do?
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[personal profile] coraline 2017-05-12 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
oh this is great! so far as i can tell also works in "neutral evil" for those of us who prefer dark backgrounds?
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[personal profile] gingicat 2017-05-13 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Here by way of [personal profile] rosefox. Looks like it works, thank you!

(Quick question: any plans to extend this to the top navbar?)
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thnidu: A maze. (maze)

need desktop to switch?

[personal profile] thnidu 2017-05-13 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
One of my friends boosted this at 2017-05-13 08:44 and added:

I tried it out myself. I found that I had to go to a desktop computer in order to copy-paste the CSS code, but now I can look back and forth and see that it scales properly depending on whether I'm on desktop or mobile.
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[personal profile] numb3r_5ev3n 2017-05-14 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Curent bleeding edge v0.843alpha: