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Feature Proposals » Responsive TopMenuSkin


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UnderConstruction PeterThoeny AcceptedBy7DayFeedbackPeriod 2015-04-28   TWikibug:Item7649 KampalaRelease

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The TopMenuSkin (TWiki's default skin) is designed for desktop use, it looks nice and has good functionality. This skin however performs badly on a small screen, such as smartphones and tablets.

It is important that the default skin is mobile friendly since more and more traffic shifts to mobile devices. Case in point: Google just started to penalize websites that are not mobile friendly with a lower page rank.

Description and Documentation

Enhance the TopMenuSkin with ResponsiveWebDesign, e.g. to change its layout based on screen size:

  • Different (vertical?) layout for pulldown menus.
  • Different layout for jump box and search box.
  • Auto-resize large images in page content to max size of device?
  • What else?

Another approach is to create a new mobile-friendly skin as suggested in DefaultMobileSkin. The hybrid approach here is easier for users, but is likely more complex to maintain.



WhatDoesItAffect: Skins, UI


-- Contributors: Peter Thoeny - 2015-04-29


I put myself as a committed developer, however I doubt I can start working on this anytime soon. If someone would like to work on this feel free to change the committed developer.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-04-29

This is now an accepted feature request based on the 7 days feedback period.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-05-07

I intend to split this up into several projects. First one:

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-05-07

The responsive multi-column page layout feature is now implemented. I patched TWiki.org's TWiki.

Example: (resize the window width, or look at this page with a smartphone)

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-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-05-07

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