Bootstrap 2.5.1 - observations
Vanilla Forums 3.1
I'm probably one of a handful of people that uses the Bootstrap theme here on VF. I've used it on other CMS platforms and have always had a good experience with it.
So once I found out that it was available here, I set it up as my theme, after a bit of hair pulling and teeth gnashing to get it installed.
There are a couple of things that I've observed, and this is mainly from a mobile user viewpoint, though it does spill over to the desktop.
1) On the mobile, the profile image for a user sits outside the content area. In so doing, it wastes a whole load of visual real estate underneath the image. It also squashes up the content area, making it look unreadable in parts.
IMHO, the image should be accommodated in the content area next to the user name. The goal being to maximise the mobile screen to the very left edge. On the desktop, there are left and right margins in play, though I don't think they will be affected.
2) I'd like to see the right side panel. increased to 250px. Currently it looks too narrow. I think it's set at 200 (best guess).
3) Somewhere in the CSS code, images cannot be placed on the same line as text. We use very small images for flags that we like to see on the same line. I understand the reasoning, but it's nothing a manually placed < br > tag can't fix.
4) We are also starting to use Pockets, and adding custom code. We have some Bootstrap code for running an automated slideshow. The basics of the code works as intended, but the script includes some calls for min.CSS and min.JS that tips my website upside down. I use the Darkly CSS (which is a dark theme), so when the code for the slider is enabled, it turns the site background to white, and disables the menu inadvertently. So I can't really use it until that is sorted.
I borrowed code from the following URL, and rejigged it to suit for my image selections.
Apart from that, Bootstrap rocks, though I am not a fan of white themes at all.. lol
Any pointers would be appreciated.