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Web Page Formatting

Joe
 

Kahlid,
I just started a new topic regarding this, please move if appropriate.

It looks like the site is using all inline styles, there are 2 properties that are interfering with the display width. I can't run a server to live edit the styles, but it appears there is no definition so the width defaults to 100%
If you add: 
<div class "b" style = "width:500px;">
<div class "t" style = "width:500px;">
With this added explorer displays half page, but is plenty large on a computer screen. This should allow smaller screens like phones to display the full width. I'm still looking into this but I don't know enough about how files are stored with this configuration.
A responsive design is possible. Ideally moving all the tags to an external .css file and adding a browser detect script should do it. It is quite a bit of work though and the benefits may not be worth the results.

Howard Dutton
 

The master branch has this change except I went with a 600px width, 500 is really a bit too narrow for the pages to all render correctly.

Site is still tiny on my phone but pinch and zoom makes it usable.  I don't use the phone much for this since an Android Tablet is cheap and way better.

Joe
 

Howard,
I’m using 2.22 still, after I get everything working perfectly I’ll try another branch. Using an external style sheet would certainly makes sense for ease in making display changes. The other problem is the refresh to the server and my phone selecting insert rather than just pressing the button.
It isn’t a big issue, just convenient because I always have my phone in my pocket, rather than having another larger device in the dark. As Khalid said you really only need to use that page once for initial setup.
Any chance we would see an Apple version of that app?

Howard Dutton
 

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 02:55 PM, Joe wrote:
I’m using 2.22 still, after I get everything working perfectly I’ll try another branch.
Ok

Using an external style sheet would certainly makes sense for ease in making display changes.
The existing design uses an single style section to cover the whole site already.  The only tangible benefit in my mind would be some extra performance due to caching but that would not worth the effort in my estimation.  What I won't do is add anything that requires users to form a file system and upload content since that complicates deploying the addon.

The other problem is the refresh to the server and my phone selecting insert rather than just pressing the button.
No idea why that happens, doesn't happen here, on a PC or tablet or phone on several different browsers FF Chrome IE, not typical behavior.  Using the probably primitive built-in web browser in Sky Safari I guess isn't a great idea.

It isn’t a big issue, just convenient because I always have my phone in my pocket, rather than having another larger device in the dark.
When no other control method is handy the web site is the fall-back.

As Khalid said you really only need to use that page once for initial setup.
Any chance we would see an Apple version of that app?
An OnStep iOS App exists, though I don't support it nor do I know how up to date/stable it is.  I have no plans to develop an iOS App myself what I take care of already is more than enough.

Joe
 

I see your point, keeping it simple is the best course for the end user.
It’s really shows how much time and effort you spend on this project. I can’t imagine how many days/months/years that are invested. 
I came across a donation button on Khalids site, but haven’t seen one for you yet. If you can point me in that direction I’ll show my appreciation for the project there!




On Saturday, November 30, 2019, 6:50 PM, Howard Dutton <hjd1964@...> wrote:

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 02:55 PM, Joe wrote:
I’m using 2.22 still, after I get everything working perfectly I’ll try another branch.
Ok

Using an external style sheet would certainly makes sense for ease in making display changes.
The existing design uses an single style section to cover the whole site already.  The only tangible benefit in my mind would be some extra performance due to caching but that would not worth the effort in my estimation.  What I won't do is add anything that requires users to form a file system and upload content since that complicates deploying the addon.

The other problem is the refresh to the server and my phone selecting insert rather than just pressing the button.
No idea why that happens, doesn't happen here, on a PC or tablet or phone on several different browsers FF Chrome IE, not typical behavior.  Using the probably primitive built-in web browser in Sky Safari I guess isn't a great idea.

It isn’t a big issue, just convenient because I always have my phone in my pocket, rather than having another larger device in the dark.
When no other control method is handy the web site is the fall-back.

As Khalid said you really only need to use that page once for initial setup.
Any chance we would see an Apple version of that app?
An OnStep iOS App exists, though I don't support it nor do I know how up to date/stable it is.  I have no plans to develop an iOS App myself what I take care of already is more than enough.

Howard Dutton
 

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 04:29 PM, Joe wrote:
If you can point me in that direction I’ll show my appreciation for the project there!
I feel better about donations that happen after the build reaches its successful conclusion, but thank you in advance.

http://www.stellarjourney.com/index.php?r=site/equipment_onstep

Khalid Baheyeldin
 

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 05:55 PM, Joe wrote:
As Khalid said you really only need to use that page once for initial setup.
That is one task in a regular session.
The other task is 'Return to Home' at the end of the session, which you may not need if you can just disengage the clutches and move it manually.