Post by John Morgan on Apr 26, 2012 22:30:52 GMT 9.5
I think the web view looks a lot like the World Wide Web circa 1996 - lots of rather garish graphical elements, horrible typography (e.g.., the "quote modify delete " field, background clashing with text (e.g. "BNC Discussion Forum - Know More, Fear Less!" at the top of this thread), clashing colors, aggressive gradient fills, etc. I don't have to deal with that on the iOS app. The layout and design is nice and clean. The app has a nice view of the latest posts across all threads and an unread count. It doesn't require constant pinch-to-zoom resizing like the web view (probably less of an issue on the iPad than my iPhone but I think it would still drive me nuts). Its fast. And its easy access while I'm away from my computer.
Drop three bucks on it. Bill me if you hate it.
Last Edit: Apr 26, 2012 22:32:09 GMT 9.5 by John Morgan
Post by Barry Brook on Apr 26, 2012 22:36:50 GMT 9.5
Okay, got it, and agree! (this reply was written on the app)
As to the garish and somewhat retro appearance of the Forum on a typical web browser - yes, I need to spend some time looking at how best to modify the default theme (skin) - people with designer flair are welcome to help!
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