[Idea] Panel display on responsive theme and Tabbed display
While using one of the responsive themes (vbs3) I noticed that the menu bar turns into the famous hamburger menu on my phone but not on my tablet (there the menu bar shows as it does on the desktop), but the panel does not show up on either mobile devices.
I think this behavior is reasonable (the panel takes up expensive screen real estate) and yet I'm not crazy about the loss of the panel functionality.
With that in mind I thought of two visual interaction solutions:
1. A special menu option under the hamburger menu that calls up the panel
2. Change of the main display area to a tabbed display where one tab is the panel and the other is the conversation (or whatever is the "main" content).
I like the second because it opens up the door to multiple tabs for different functions (tab for categories, tab for discussions, tab for conversations, maybe tab for filtered conversations, etc.).
On a related matter, it would be nice if on mobile devices one could swipe right and left between the tabs.
Just a thought.