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I regularly use LQ on my android phone, in particular LQSpy. I find that since the browser fits the width of the page to the dimensions of the screen on my phone (320x480), the page becomes very long and thin (see attachment), with a lot of information squeezed into a relatively small space. I can disable to auto-resizing which my phone does, but then I'm left with scrolling from left to right a lot. It'd be nice if the text from the post were removed from the "mobile" version, such that the Thread/Post column would have much less text in it which would have the effect of reducing the height of all the columns.
Several other sites I use have a mobile-friendly (usually cut-down) version of their site which fits more easily into small, phone sized screens. One particularly successful example, as far as I'm concerned, is the UK National Rail Enquiries website, which ordinarily looks like this: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. However, they also have a version which automatically detects which browser you're using, and therefore whether you're on a phone or not, which looks like this: http://pda.ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/en/pj/pj. As you can see, there's a more limited number of options, but I'm still able to use the site as I need.
Are there any plans to have such a version of LQ? Or have I missed an existing version?
Distribution: ubuntu netbook 10.04, jolicloud 1.1, and a custom one-off distro
I would like to see a smartphone/mobile version of LQ myself... as when I'm on the road and parked at a motel for the night, I don't even drag out my netbook or laptop, but go for the smartphone instead.
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
We've actually considered this, but with the proliferation of mobile operating systems such as Android, Maemo, iPhone and WebOS I think the "mobile" experience is going to be nearly as robust as the desktop in the very near future. We'll do what we can to ensure LQ always works on those smaller screens, but the pro's of a dedicated version may be outweighed by the time and cost to develop and maintain it. Thanks for the feedback and I'm certainly open to suggestions here.