The new JSF mobile site is live!
This has been an extremely productive week. The new O/S, web server and database are all configured, optimized and settled in. The migration of the main JSF site (this site) is pretty much done now, and everything seems to be running very well.
I’m currently doing a test import of the JSF forums to the new forum software. So far things are going better than expected. All the member data, post counts, signatures, private messages, avatars and the forums themselves were imported to the new system without issue. As I type this the massive database of close to 1,000,000 posts is importing, and so far everything looks good. This part of the import will take a long, long time. Once the posts import, I still have a lot more stuff to convert, including all of the file attachments.
I’ve been multitasking. Yesterday I put the finishing touches on a brand new version of the JSF mobile web site, and it’s now live. Here’s a screenshot:
My goal was to make things simple and attractive. Everything should be fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll briefly go over the major features.
- The “hamburger menu” at top left will give you access to the entire site. I structured the menu so that it closely mirrors the full site, right down to the order of the menu items. Everything is available on the mobile site, even the recipes.
- The link to log in is at bottom of the hamburger menu, and you can also log in from the text link below “Leave a Reply” at the bottom of most posts and pages.
- Click the JSF logo at top/center at any time to return to the front page. You can also do this by clicking the menu and then clicking “HOME”.
- Click the search icon at top right to perform a search. All of the content on JSF is fully searchable, including more than 12 years of blogs.
- The big image slider just below the title bar will let you quickly swipe through the last 5 blogs. Click the image when you see a blog entry you’re interested in reading.
- Below the image slider are the most recent 10 blogs. A text bubble overlay indicates the number of comments for that blog.
- Under the 10 most recent blogs, you can click “Load More Entries” to load 10 more blogs. You can go back in time as far as you like.
- At the bottom of the page you can switch between the Mobile and Desktop versions of the site.
- Most posts and pages can be shared to Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, email, G+ etc. Share links are at the top and bottom of most posts and pages.
- Pinch to zoom in or out on any page or image.
I hope you all like the new mobile site. Please let me know what you think! Hit me up if you have any questions or experience any problems.