Are there any "non-responsive" styles fpr 3.2.x

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Are there any "non-responsive" styles fpr 3.2.x

Post by cdnchris » Mon May 21, 2018 3:06 pm

I was a hold-out on updating from 3.0 and only recently updated to 3.2. One of the reasons I held out, though, was the fact our users don't like change (making slight mods would send a bunch of people into a tizzy). At any rate, the update has actually gone over rather well but there are a handful of people that just don't like the responsive nature of the forum. Since there isn't an option to disable this aspect I was thinking about somehow adding functionality to disable it on a per-user basis BUT then I was wondering if maybe I could provide an alternate style the users can set that is not responsive.

Long story short: I'm looking through the DB of styles listed here and nothing stands out, does anyone here knew of a style that doesn't make use of the responsive css? Thanks!

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Re: Are there any "non-responsive" styles for 3.2.x

Post by HiFiKabin » Mon May 21, 2018 3:54 pm

Not that I am aware of (and if it did exist it probably would not pass validation)

You can try this

OPEN

styles/prosilver/there/stylesheet.php

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/*  phpBB3 Style Sheet
    --------------------------------------------------------------
	Style name:			prosilver (the default phpBB 3.2.x style)
	Based on style:
	Original author:	Tom Beddard ( http://www.subblue.com/ )
	Modified by:		phpBB Limited ( https://www.phpbb.com/ )
    --------------------------------------------------------------
*/

@import url("normalize.css?v=3.2");
@import url("base.css?v=3.2");
@import url("utilities.css?v=3.2");
@import url("common.css?v=3.2");
@import url("links.css?v=3.2");
@import url("content.css?v=3.2");
@import url("buttons.css?v=3.2");
@import url("cp.css?v=3.2");
@import url("forms.css?v=3.2");
@import url("icons.css?v=3.2");
@import url("colours.css?v=3.2");
@import url("responsive.css?v=3.2");
delete the last line, upload it to the server and refresh your browsers cache

Remember to Backup before editing.

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Re: Are there any "non-responsive" styles fpr 3.2.x

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Mon May 21, 2018 5:39 pm

what am I missing here? a responsive style doesn't look any diferent than a non responsive style unless you are looking at it on a tablet or phone.
if you viewing it on a desktop or a laptop it looks just the same as a non responsive style.
if you are viewing it on a phone then depending on the style certain things may move around or change to drop down menus so that you can use it easily without scrollling for days to see everything.

do you have some specific complaints from your users that would explain what they think the problem is?

It really doesn't make any sense for someone to say they don't like a responsive design. what does that mean exactly?

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Re: Are there any "non-responsive" styles fpr 3.2.x

Post by KevC » Mon May 21, 2018 6:33 pm

Something else to consider is that a handful of people don't like it but the rest are fine with it. If you bow to the handful you're going to ruin it for the majority. Sometimes it's better to tell people that's just the way it is. They'll get used to it.
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Re: Are there any "non-responsive" styles fpr 3.2.x

Post by cdnchris » Wed May 23, 2018 7:48 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 5:39 pm
what am I missing here? a responsive style doesn't look any diferent than a non responsive style unless you are looking at it on a tablet or phone.
if you viewing it on a desktop or a laptop it looks just the same as a non responsive style.
if you are viewing it on a phone then depending on the style certain things may move around or change to drop down menus so that you can use it easily without scrollling for days to see everything.

do you have some specific complaints from your users that would explain what they think the problem is?

It really doesn't make any sense for someone to say they don't like a responsive design. what does that mean exactly?

robert
Basically they like the forum to look the same on their phone/tablet as it does on their desktop. They like having the wider layout, even though it calls for zooming in if they want to read anything. Now, most of my users like the responsive nature of the forum and now find it more useable on their phone (without resorting to TapaTalk) but there have been a few complaints about the look on mobile. I don't get it honestly but I can't say I am too surprised.

I don't want to lose it overall (as I said, most of my users like it) and I'm admittedly not too concerned with it, but I was looking at ways to maybe help out a few users (who have been there for years) who really don't know how to adapt.

I'll play with some ideas but thanks to everyone for your help!
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Mon May 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Something else to consider is that a handful of people don't like it but the rest are fine with it. If you bow to the handful you're going to ruin it for the majority. Sometimes it's better to tell people that's just the way it is. They'll get used to it.
"You can please some of the people some of the time but never all of the people all of the time."

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Re: Are there any "non-responsive" styles fpr 3.2.x

Post by KevC » Wed May 23, 2018 8:13 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:48 pm
"You can please some of the people some of the time but never all of the people all of the time."
That's absolutely true, which is why it's better to side with the majority.
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Re: Are there any "non-responsive" styles fpr 3.2.x

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed May 23, 2018 8:38 pm

ok, try what hifi cabin said above. I just tested it and it works.

what I would do is create a copy of whatever style you are using and rename it and make that edit to that style.
then install that style on the board and allow your users that don't want responsive to use that style instead of the responsive version of it.


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Re: Are there any "non-responsive" styles fpr 3.2.x

Post by AbaddonOrmuz » Wed May 23, 2018 11:47 pm

Some modern mobile web browsers, Firefox and Chrome are the ones that I'm aware of, offer an option to see the desktop version of the website ("Request desktop site").
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