[RFC] Better Pagination for touch screens

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[RFC] Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by Kamahl19 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:31 pm

I am using touch screen on my Dell notebook and I am finding so many things on phpBB which could be improved for touch screens. I think, there will be still more and more big touch screens and it is not enough to optimize only for small touch screens on cell phones / tablets.

Current pagination is almost impossible to click. I always open the wrong page. What about using pagination similar to bootstrap's pagination http://getbootstrap.com/components/#pagination . Or at least, lets make it bigger and add "Previous" and "Next" button next to pagination. Now, it is on 3 different places.


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Re: Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by nickvergessen » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:25 pm

+1 feel free to start a patch. You can reuse the "button" look from the topic tool/posting buttons
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Re: Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by tmarone » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:43 am

+1

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Re: Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by brunoais » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:09 am

I'm fine with it as long as you keep it as it is now for non-touch. I don't like such large buttons for a mouse(one of the reasons I don't like windows 8.X) although I understand that you need them for fingers.

While on it, we could also develop some finger gestures (powered by js) for page navigation. a different RFC/discussion?

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Re: Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by Kamahl19 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:34 pm

I would prefer to change pagination for everybody, but it seems like brunoais does not agree. So what about this idea. If phpBB detects a touch screen and resolution of the screen is big (so it is notebook, not a cell phone) it will display new button somewhere in header to switch to Touch prosilver. It will change style of pagination and other things, which could be useful for touch notebooks. Also eM Client works like this.

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Re: Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by DavidIQ » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:44 pm

We're already detecting that so that should be fine for this and is kind of what I thought would happen for this.
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Re: Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by keith10456 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:01 pm

+1

@ brunoais - Did you start the new top for finger gestures? I'm all for it...

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Re: Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by brunoais » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:42 pm

Weird... I thought I had submitted this a while ago:
This may help:
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/mediaqueries4/#pointer
checking the size, as Kamahl19 mentioned, can help too.
Also... A very simple test of touch events should help.
At least, for firefox, there's this:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... ch-enabled
keith10456 wrote:+1
@brunoais - Did you start the new top for finger gestures? I'm all for it...
What do you mean? What top?

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Re: Better Pagination for touch screens

Post by keith10456 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:50 pm

brunoais wrote:
keith10456 wrote:+1
@brunoais - Did you start the new top for finger gestures? I'm all for it...
What do you mean? What top?
Lol... Typo... I meant "topic" (for finger gestures)
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