1. Post #1
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    TerabyteS_'s Avatar
    June 2011
    2,644 Posts
    Hey, folks of Facepunch!
    I've started work (with garry's blessing) on a true wonder of these ages: Facepunch for mobile browsers!

    You might be thinking "D'eh, here's another project that will soon fail and fall back to the oblivion!".

    Well, let's hope not.

    By the way, this time we're not coming out with an iPhone app or whatever but we're doing this how it is supposed to be done-through the use of CSS and Media Queries (if you don't know what these things are, have fun looking them up).

    I think it's pretty safe to say that garry will implement this if it doesn't fuck with the forum's normal appearance and content, which we'll try to avoid.

    So, after a first day of very intense work and notable amounts of tears I can present you the first early draft of the mobile homepage.

    And trust me, we're just getting started!

    P.S.: By the way, you can watch the progress on GitHub! Visit us here.


    ________________________________________


    Here's the work that's done so far:

    [TABLE="width: 500"]
    [TR]
    [TD]
    Home Page





    QR Code of URL:



    [/TD]
    [TD]
    General Discussion





    QR Code of URL:


    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

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    Also, if you would like to endorse me in the making of this project (I'm not getting paid in any other way for this), you could help by making a donation of however much you want here:

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  2. Post #2
    Viking Chest hair simulator 2012
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    June 2009
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    try to make one for the zunehd.
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  3. Post #3
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    August 2008
    5,458 Posts
    Whatever happened to Hexxeh's app? But this is awesome too. Good job, guys
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  4. Post #4
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    Whatever happened to Hexxeh's app? But this is awesome too. Good job, guys
    Didn't hexxeh get perma'd? No point making something for a website that doesn't want you right.
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  5. Post #5
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
    18,256 Posts
    Whatever happened to Hexxeh's app? But this is awesome too. Good job, guys
    Hexxeh's had an issue with IAP.

  6. Post #6
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    So this IS coming to android too right? o.O
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  7. Post #7
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    August 2008
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    Didn't hexxeh get perma'd? No point making something for a website that doesn't want you right.
    No, he's still a mod. I think your thinking of compwhizii
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  8. Post #8
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    No, he's still a mod. I think your thinking of compwhizii
    I'd never mistake hexxeh for comp :P, I must've misread somewhere.

  9. Post #9
    italian
    TerabyteS_'s Avatar
    June 2011
    2,644 Posts
    So this IS coming to android too right? o.O
    As long as your Android device supports CSS.
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  10. Post #10
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    September 2007
    2,570 Posts
    Whatever happened to Hexxeh's app? But this is awesome too. Good job, guys
    Hexxeh got busy with university and real work and Garry removed the API so the working beta we had (which was amazing) no longer works.
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  11. Post #11
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    July 2010
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    I'd never mistake hexxeh for comp :P, I must've misread somewhere.
    you're thinking of hexxy
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  12. Post #12
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    June 2006
    5,091 Posts
    I'm still here...

    My app got tangled up in an argument with Apple regarding use of in-app purchases. I never had time in the summer to convert it to use an external payment system since I was taking part in Google Summer of Code. garry decided to remove the API given I couldn't commit time in the near future to making these changes to the app.

    Also, CSS stylesheets used to do things like this are cool, but they're still going to eat bandwidth just like viewing the full site. A better approach would be to do what some folks in the Programming forum are doing and scrape the site, then provide an API that allows data-light interaction with it.
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  13. Post #13
    Viking Chest hair simulator 2012
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    June 2009
    2,413 Posts
    you're thinking of hexxy
    do you mean hezzy?
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  14. Post #14
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    July 2010
    1,750 Posts
    do you mean hezzy?
    whoops, ya.
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  15. Post #15
    italian
    TerabyteS_'s Avatar
    June 2011
    2,644 Posts
    I'm still here...

    My app got tangled up in an argument with Apple regarding use of in-app purchases. I never had time in the summer to convert it to use an external payment system since I was taking part in Google Summer of Code. garry decided to remove the API given I couldn't commit time in the near future to making these changes to the app.

    Also, CSS stylesheets used to do things like this are cool, but they're still going to eat bandwidth just like viewing the full site. A better approach would be to do what some folks in the Programming forum are doing and scrape the site, then provide an API that allows data-light interaction with it.
    Let's face it, in today's world bandwidth consumption, even on mobile devices, isn't really much of a big problem anymore.
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  16. Post #16
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    you're thinking of hexxy
    No I was just being silly for a moment, like usually when I open my mouth.

  17. Post #17
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    July 2008
    6,258 Posts
    http://eewai.com/facepunch/
    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1057960
    I like Pocoyo's mobile site, works great on my android.
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  18. Post #18
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    October 2010
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    Brilliant.. looking forward to this
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  19. Post #19
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    June 2006
    5,091 Posts
    Let's face it, in today's world bandwidth consumption, even on mobile devices, isn't really much of a big problem anymore.
    Try using it on a GPRS connection and then tell me that. It's less about the bandwidth usage, but more about the bandwidth of the connection you're using it on, and hence the experience using the forums.

    Before I moved to university, I had GPRS coverage pretty much everywhere near where I lived, no 3G in sight. Maybe in some countries 3G coverage is much better, but there are still plenty of areas where it's not.

    Interesting speed comparison here, between a browser based system and a properly optimised API based application:

    As a side note, should a proper web-based API ever be developed (the efforts seen in the programming forum could be used to this effect) I might pick this application up again and make it work with a new API. Either that or I might just open source it, let's see.
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  20. Post #20
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    neos300's Avatar
    July 2008
    3,484 Posts
    For some of us with our lightinign fast 4G speeds, speed isn't that much of a problem.
    It's mostly about the look.
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  21. Post #21
    Internet Detective (HBIED certified)
    leach139's Avatar
    August 2007
    7,215 Posts
    Oh god, I remember making that video. I must get around to making one that's a little fairer (like using ctrl+F5 for non-cache loads) and also maybe with a proper mobile web browser version (especially this one if it ever comes around to it). From what I remember using of the FP for iPhone app, it was fucking fast in comparison to using a browser, and hell do I miss it now I'm on Android.

  22. Post #22
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    Dokaman's Avatar
    May 2010
    680 Posts
    Facepunch works perfectly on my phone even with the snow which I am grateful for.
    I have the Galaxy P1000, works a treat.
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  23. Post #23
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    January 2009
    4,455 Posts
    Let's face it, in today's world bandwidth consumption, even on mobile devices, isn't really much of a big problem anymore.
    Not everyone has unlimited data these days, and opening the facepunch home page can use quite a bit of data usage.
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  24. Post #24
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    January 2011
    3,723 Posts
    I'd never mistake hexxeh for comp :P, I must've misread somewhere.
    You're mistaking him for Hezzy.
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  25. Post #25
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    You're mistaking him for Hezzeh.
    Hezzy, and no.

  26. Post #26
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    July 2010
    11,964 Posts
    Let's face it, in today's world bandwidth consumption, even on mobile devices, isn't really much of a big problem anymore.
    2GB of data for $30 on Verizon.

    It's a big problem for some people now that Verizon switched from unlimited.

  27. Post #27
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    Jelly's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,022 Posts
    http://eewai.com/facepunch/
    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1057960
    I like Pocoyo's mobile site, works great on my android.
    Too bad that looks like shit.

    Edited:

    And you aren't on Skype so, try and make the forum titles span the full width instead of wrapping.

    Edited:

    Some of the borders are also doubling because you've removed the margin so I'd suggest removing them and the left border.
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  28. Post #28
    italian
    TerabyteS_'s Avatar
    June 2011
    2,644 Posts
    Too bad that looks like shit.

    Edited:

    And you aren't on Skype so, try and make the forum titles span the full width instead of wrapping.

    Edited:

    Some of the borders are also doubling because you've removed the margin so I'd suggest removing them and the left border.
    What the fuck are you doing
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  29. Post #29
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    June 2009
    384 Posts
    Too bad that looks like shit.

    Edited:

    And you aren't on Skype so, try and make the forum titles span the full width instead of wrapping.

    Edited:

    Some of the borders are also doubling because you've removed the margin so I'd suggest removing them and the left border.
    okay
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  30. Post #30
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    May 2008
    2,740 Posts
    You might be thinking "D'eh, here's another project that will soon fail and fall back to the oblivion!".

    Well, let's hope not.
    How convincing.

    No really, this is awesome. Way better than a dedicated app.

    Don't make it oversimplified like most mobile sites, and have at least most features available. And make switching to nonmobile view work.

    Just a couple of requests.
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  32. Post #32
    1.21 GIGAWATTS!
    brandonsh's Avatar
    May 2010
    6,550 Posts
    Man, I almost forgot about Overv's Android App.

  33. Post #33
    I paid 2$ so this could say aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
    scroul's Avatar
    May 2010
    252 Posts
    This will be awesome

  34. Post #34
    italian
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    June 2011
    2,644 Posts
    Still working on the look of the homepage, will post in a little.
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  35. Post #35
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
    18,256 Posts
    Are you able to add who posted that last post, or is that not something that can be done/or no room.

  36. Post #36
    italian
    TerabyteS_'s Avatar
    June 2011
    2,644 Posts
    Here's some stuff to look at:



    Edited:

    Please excuse the poor quality of the icons.
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    September 2010
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    Here's some stuff to look at:



    Edited:

    Please excuse the poor quality of the icons.

    It doesn't seem that poor to me
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  38. Post #38
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    October 2006
    9,207 Posts
    Here's some stuff to look at:



    Edited:

    Please excuse the poor quality of the icons.
    It looks very nice, I just hope that the links for various forums are easy to tap since my biggest gripe on the normal site in Safari is having to zoom in some, wait for the page to render, then tap it to load.
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  39. Post #39
    italian
    TerabyteS_'s Avatar
    June 2011
    2,644 Posts
    It looks very nice, I just hope that the links for various forums are easy to tap since my biggest gripe on the normal site in Safari is having to zoom in some, wait for the page to render, then tap it to load.
    Zooming is disabled, along with horizontal scrolling. Tapping and reading from a distance shouldn't be hard at all. It basically almost feels like a true app.

  40. Post #40
    Dennab
    February 2010
    9,945 Posts
    Hot.
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