Planned Mobile improvements 10 posts

OP Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:25 pm
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Using our site in between relaxing and having fun on vacation has got us thinking about how we can start making some improvements to the mobile experience.

Below is a small list of changes we have planned to start making the site a little more mobile friendly. These changes will only effect the site when using a mobile device or when making the browser small.

While these changes will not make the entire site mobile friendly and it wont be perfect, the goal is to start improving the most important social areas of our community such as the forums and in the PMs.



  • Create a mobile friendly nav menu that only appears when the browser width becomes small enough. The menu will be very simple with just our sites name and a button to toggle a sidebar menu from the right with links to the most relevant areas of the site (recent topics, inbox, market, etc..) and login/register controls for non registered/signed in visitors.
  • Reduce the index page to a single column layout on small screens.
  • Make the forum boxes on the forumlist collapsible.
  • Reduce the amount of information displayed for each forum in the forum list.
  • Make posts and PMs more compact by moving the poster info above the post content, reducing the amount of poster data displayed and removing/moving post controls.
  • Minor tweaks and adjustments to font sizes and content layout on the viewforum page.
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:57 pm
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Sounds good. With the increase of IMVU mobile-only users, this would sure expand the mafia's community.
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:08 am
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i think this great! i have had plenty people ask me if imvumafias is on mobile for either android or iOS devices.
OP Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:31 pm
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I will begin work on this after my vacation when I'm settled in the new house. Oh yeah I forgot to mention I was moving, lol. So in about a week and a half.
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:52 pm
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Can't wait to see the updates. I use Mobile as my primary source to access mafias. It's much more convenient than sitting at my PC. Most of the site works just fine on mobile but composing messages is somewhat difficult due to screen size.
Here's what it looks like when I try composing on mobile.
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I have to scroll to the side when I change any of the formatting or I need to zoom way out in order to see the entire text area. I'm blind so I can't see the tiny text that way. I'm so glad you guys are taking mobile users into consideration and I hope some of the improvements include postings. :katheart7:
OP Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:02 pm
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Ah, yes. Posting is something that needs looked at as well. Gonna be a tad more complicated due to the way phpbb is designed. But I'm hoping once I get to sit down and start working on it I will find a solution that everyone is happy with.
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:20 pm
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awesome! responding to private messages are the worst on my phone.... this should speed up credits delivery for my customers!
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:41 pm
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great idea a lot of people are more with mobile these days then they are with full blown pc's :D let me know if u need any tests done
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:38 am
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If prb working on mobile then its good. also imvumafia app for ios or android.
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:39 am
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when im on mobile my imvu is always acting up and freezing on me

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