Mobile events pages - shortcut?

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Mobile events pages - shortcut?

Post by adrian5750 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:48 am

HI Folks
A client of mine now looks after day-to-day updates on their own wysiwyg website (www.mast.ie)
Rather than go down the whole 'responsive' route, I made them a separate 'mini-mobile' website - which is a cut-down version of the 'desktop' website.

They now need to expand the mini-mobile site to include the 'what's on' listings - they update frequently
http://www.mast.ie/what_s_on.html

Any suggestions as to how to make it easy for them - ideally _without_ having a separate 'desktop' what's-on page and a 'mobile' what's-on page
(as that would mean typing the same info in twice).

They like their 'eye candy' on the right-hand-side of their desktop page, which I think will be too much bandwidth and clutter for the mobile page -
but is there a way to have a single file with the textual info, and "include" that into the mobile and desktop pages?

I haven't learned about breakpoints etc myself - but I'm guessing that'll be fairly complicated for them to update?

Any bright ideas?
I guess databases are the obvious answer, but that's yet another layer of potential complexity!

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Adrian

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Re: Mobile events pages - shortcut?

Post by Pablo » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:01 am

Maybe you can use an inline frame and share the content between the two pages?

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Re: Mobile events pages - shortcut?

Post by adrian5750 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:12 am

Thanks for the fast reponse, Pablo! (as always)

I did think about an inline frame approach - how do mobile browsers handle inline frames? (big question, I know!)

As the 'length' of the event infomation varies, I guess we'd be stuck with vertical scroll-bars on the inline frame(s) - (unless we made it 'bigger than expected')

They like to include text styles, weblinks etc in the 'pure text' information, so I guess that rules out a straight 'text' file..

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Re: Mobile events pages - shortcut?

Post by Pablo » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:52 am

Mobile devices do support inline frames. However the frame cannot have scrollbar, so the content must be smaller or equal to the size of the frame.

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Re: Mobile events pages - shortcut?

Post by adrian5750 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:57 am

Thanks Pablo.
I guess one way would be to have the 'text' in a page that's included via a inline frame in both mobile and desktop pages.
For the mobile page it 'just' needs to have a header and a footer added, and then it sort-of works - but the inline frame would need to be enormous...

For the desktop (pretty - with images) page, the same inline frame could be included - but with the eye-candy added to the desktop page.
It's kind of clumsy - as the text will be either longer or shorter than the images...

... unless somebody else has a clever plan to do this...

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Re: Mobile events pages - shortcut?

Post by adrian5750 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:21 pm

Still gnawing at this particular bone <g> - an noticed an odd effect.

If you visit the standard 'desktop' page
http://www.mast.ie

and click on the 'find a market' button, it takes you to this page

http://www.mast.ie/find_a_market.html

which is all fine.

If I visit this URL directly from my mobile, then it 'sort of' displays OK - tiny, but usable

The 'mobile friendly' index page is here

http://www.mast.ie/mindex.html

and I added a link to the desktop index page - at the bottom of the page.

Clicking this link takes you to the same 'find_a_market.html' page, but it then displays in a very strange way, the buttons are stacked on top of each other and the page layout is very odd.

Does visiting the 'desktop' page in a site from a link on a jquery mobile page cause this? - or have I done something daft? <g>

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Re: Mobile events pages - shortcut?

Post by Pablo » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:46 pm

This is most like because AJAX is enabled in page properties. This only works if all pages are created with jQuery Mobile, so in this case it should be off.

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Re: Mobile events pages - shortcut?

Post by adrian5750 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:09 pm

HI Pablo
Perfect - that fixed it.
Many thanks
Adrian

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