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mobile website improvements (+ Dark Mode!)
5-Jan-22 2:30pm
#1
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)

I added some features to the mobile website https://m.gametz.com that had been missing.

o You can search and create a new pm from the Private Messages page (links are at the bottom)
o My Offers page has links at the bottom for Offer Settings and creating a new offer.
o My Trades has a link to searching your trades.
o Offer Settings are also linked from the Settings page (gear icon upper right).
o Dark Mode new

Generally speaking the mobile website is being used more and thus I'm more willing to add features to it (if it's feasible/easy to do so). When I had first created the mobile website years ago, I was intentionally limiting features. So, let me know if there's stuff missing and I'll see what I can do.
5-Jan-22 4:12pm
#2
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review

Sweet, thanks @bill - especially since I'm the one who asked just last evening for the new PM option on the PMs page. Quality service indeed!

5-Jan-22 4:13pm
#3
bill
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Yeah, I looked into what you asked for and it was easy. So, I did it. Then saw some other easy stuff I could add...
6-Jan-22 8:47pm
#4
ryanflucas
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Thanks for this! love
10-Jan-22 4:05am
#5
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Awesome, thanks!

For a future request, possible to get a mobile dark theme?
10-Jan-22 5:10am
#6
bill
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I love dark themes too. But, I think the framework I used (years ago) doesn't support it.

I'll look into it, though. Maybe things have changes.
10-Jan-22 2:28pm
#7
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Man that would be killer! I love the look and feel of the mobile site, but especially at night, that bright white is brutal on the eyes. Thanks!
10-Jan-22 3:13pm
#8
bill
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OK, I managed to get a dark mode that seems pretty good.
Click the gear icon on the top-right then select "Dark Mode" (you can switch back to light in the same spot). Note that it's a subscriber only feature.

I haven't tested it much, so let me know if there are issues.

I may tweak it a bit more. The regular (Light) mode uses some yellow highlights for new badges and such that I didn't even try to bring over to the dark. But, I could try if that seems important. The Light also has gradients for the bars and such, but dark is just pure black, so no gradient.
10-Jan-22 3:15pm
#9
MrBean
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@bill - so far, so good, you're the man! This is awesome!

Think you'll do this for the desktop version too?
10-Jan-22 3:19pm
#10
bill
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The desktop version new/old layout has a color scheme feature that should already have dark options.
10-Jan-22 4:09pm
#11
MrBean
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No worries man, I'm loving it already. Any improvements is icing on the cake.
10-Jan-22 4:09pm
#12
bill
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I found a simpler and perhaps better way to do dark mode. It has the gradients and uses the blue header and yellow highlights. It's not as dark/black, more like dark greys. But, it's nice, I think.
10-Jan-22 4:16pm
#13
MrBean
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That would be nice. The current feel, definitely has a lot of the same, having some variation on the gradient would absolutely look awesome!
10-Jan-22 5:35pm
#14
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Using the blue headers for forums looks way better!
10-Jan-22 5:35pm
#15
MrBean
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Also looks like several other changes made. It looks way more sharp.
10-Jan-22 6:06pm
#16
bill
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Yeah, I like it this way. I think my work here is done.
Thanks for the suggestion. yes
10-Jan-22 6:12pm
#17
MrBean
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bill wrote:
Yeah, I like it this way. I think my work here is done. Thanks for the suggestion. yes
This turned out awesome! So excited for this. Late night, my whole phone is dark... I jump onto GTZ and the white kills my eyes. This is perfect. Amazing how fast you pulled this off. Well done sir, thank you!

Also side note. Did you make the glowing blue effect around the message box (what I'm typing into or is that something chrome is doing? It looks slick!
10-Jan-22 6:56pm
#18
bill
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I actually feel kind of bad because ultimately the change came down to changing one letter from a 'c' to an 'a'. I'm sure people asked for a dark theme way back when I first implemented it, but I didn't see how easily I could do it until I looked at it with fresh eyes today.

I'm not sure where the blue glow comes from exactly. I assume I added it somewhere, but I've lost track. The mobile light & dark and the new layout have it.
10-Jan-22 8:37pm
#19
Scott
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bill wrote:
I actually feel kind of bad because ultimately the change came down to changing one letter from a 'c' to an 'a'.
laughing out loud
10-Jan-22 9:56pm
#20
ryanflucas
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Dark mode looks great!
10-Jan-22 10:56pm
#21
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

My nightly ritual, doing my internet rounds... Ahhhh this is so much better on the eyes! I wish I would have asked sooner. Thanks Bill!

mobile website improvements (+ Dark Mode!)