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Offline Jim Axman

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« on: August 31, 2008, 12:29:19 PM »
I may have already asked in the past with no comment.....has anyone accessed our forum and website on a blackberry device and what are the challenges?

I'm about to go to a blackberry and hope to make the website "mobile device" compatible.   

The first challenge that comes to mind, are the separate categories.   I may divert to one discussion Forum and post everything time specific.   Ideas?
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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 01:57:22 PM »
Jim, I must have missed your previous post requesting this info.  I have a blackberry and the forum works with all menus and categories.  It is strictly a text listing with no graphics.  Works well, but you will need your "superduper" reading glasses.
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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 02:02:13 PM »
This is a test from Ellis blackberry
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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 11:42:22 AM »
Test from axman blackberrry

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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 11:45:20 AM »
John:sitting in the Denver airport.Need to look into how to access the images. I can see the images in galleries ok.

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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 04:39:43 AM »
john: after doing some reading last night on the SMF site (the authors of this software) I discovered it is already WAP/WAP2 compliant, which is why we can see the index and read in txt format.  I'm still working on the images portion.

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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 01:22:59 PM »
test
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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 05:53:03 PM »
check your blackberry settings, it may be set to not display the images, and thus speed up the loading of pages.


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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 07:31:07 PM »
Des:  I can see images on all my 5 email accounts and All internet browser links, but not on this forum site.
I can see images in all our galleries, etc....
At first I thought it had something to do with embedded images in the postings versus the thumbnail attachments, but that's not it.   Knowing you can see them is even more frustrating....
I'll keep working on it.  Thanks

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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 07:36:09 PM »
While I haven't used a Blackberry device, I understand the concept of it, can you install different applications? like with other PDA devices?

something worth testing....can you see this image?

I have linked it from my photobucket (free image hosting service) account:



or this one, posting it using html code:

<a href="http://s262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/high%20mileage/?action=view&current=061.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/high%20mileage/061.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Image Hosting"></a>

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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2008, 08:49:28 PM »
I can't see images on mine either.
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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2008, 09:43:45 PM »
if I can see images in other parts of the website, there must be some code in the php written to make it browser friendly but not necessarily WAP compliant.  I'm about to upload a new version (thanks to a heads up from Des) and maybe in some later versions something will change.....I don't have time to surf the many forums of the software authors....but someday it will begin to bug me and I'll spend some time reading.

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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2008, 07:29:11 AM »
After posting this several months ago, I have since learned that the authors of the SMF forum software have intentionally coded the templates to NOT show images, whereas a couple of the other 100 forum software programs do.  The reasoning, is the time needed to load numerous images on your blackberry.  In our case, we have about 4500 images in storage.  Not all need load at once, but some are huge and would over run the scope and require resizing.

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Re: Blackberry
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2009, 03:07:16 PM »
Test message!
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