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nordmann
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PostSubject: Attention mobile users - a new way to access Res Historica   Fri 10 Nov 2017, 13:11

Most recent mobile operating systems have problems with translating this forum into a mobile friendly version - resulting in constantly having to scroll left and right (and up and down and diagonally) just to read each line of a message when the pages are displayed in "desktop mode" on small screens.

I have therefore registered the site with the free mobile app "Topic'it" and tested that everything works.

If you're not already using the app it can be downloaded for free from App Store and Play Store. Once installed you will need to register as a Topic'it user - this should then send you to a directory of available categories which includes all forums such as ours known to the app. You will find Res Historica under "Education" or simply search for it by name.

Once found you can then log in to Res Historica and do just about anything you can do on a PC or tablet, but with an easy to read and easy to navigate interface. It is possible to automate your sign-in so that accessing the app will afterwards log you in directly. Plus you can set up alerts and feeds etc if you want the app to notify you on your phone when new content has come in (for specific threads or all threads - if you're feeling really masochistic).

Anyway - someone give it a lash and see how they get on. If it's deemed a good move I can further integrate the Topic'it app features into the main site so that it will become even more manageable.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention mobile users - a new way to access Res Historica   Wed 15 Nov 2017, 17:36

I have at last got a Smartphone. Its workings are a complete mystery to me, but I intend master this thing if it kills me.

The very helpful chap in the shop set up the Topic'It app thingy for me, and I am pleased to report it works well. The Res His topics are all nice and easy to view.

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PostSubject: Re: Attention mobile users - a new way to access Res Historica   Thu 16 Nov 2017, 09:36

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PostSubject: Re: Attention mobile users - a new way to access Res Historica   Thu 16 Nov 2017, 10:21

Have you been time-travelling, Temp?


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PostSubject: Re: Attention mobile users - a new way to access Res Historica   Thu 16 Nov 2017, 14:45

I was just being silly this morning, Trike - I've deleted my nonsense. I like your picture though!
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PostSubject: Re: Attention mobile users - a new way to access Res Historica   Thu 16 Nov 2017, 19:02

I do not possess a Smart phone - nor even a slightly shabby, ill-dressed one - and indeed I do not have any non-fixed-line, personal telephonic apparatus at all (there's negligible mobile phone coverage here but I can get internet via my own, very expensive but still very slow, satellite connection). Can I ask: how do photos/images appear when viewed via this app? ... I guess it re-sizes appropriately to fit the viewing screen, but what about two, or more, images side-by-side ... with maybe a caption relating to them both?  Are there any particular things to be aware of? ... Just so I know how it displays things like that, and so I know how best to present stuff. Ta.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention mobile users - a new way to access Res Historica   Thu 16 Nov 2017, 21:48

It will size each picture to fit the available frame and therefore displays them one beneath the other, if they are two separately posted images and not one image you had made from two pictures and saved as a single jpeg. Arranging them so they appear to be side by side on your fully opened desktop browser will not be preserved in smaller browser displays, or even by your desktop browser if you minimise it slightly.
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