The Lexicon gets a Mobile Facelift

When the Lexicon started in March 2006 we never considered that anyone would be reading the blog or having discussions on the forum with anything other than a traditional computer. Heck, we didn’t know that many people who even had laptops back then.

Today that has all changed, and while the Lexicon has had a mobile site for several years to help people on Blackberry, IPhone, etc. , today we want to unveil our new look for the ever increasing number of folks who view us on smart phone browsers.  We hope that you agree with us that this is a visually pleasing and easier-to-use format.

We want to thank Openhome, one of our Forum Moderators for all the new Mobile artwork. She created the splash screen that you see to the left(it’s what shows while our app is loading) among other things. We’d also like to give a shout out to Jazz Girl, Edwards Wheels, VirginiaMay, and  roo-roo91 for testing the mobile version of the forums, and rounding up other testers. And of course a huge TY to our resident tech guru 24601 for getting this to all work!

To access our mobile site, just visit us with your smart phone’s Internet browser. As a reminder, each mobile device is different, and so the images you see may be slightly different than the ones shown.

This is our Blog in the new mobile format:

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If you have an iPhone or an iPad you can even add us as a web-app enabled site!  In other words, you get a handy icon on your device that takes you right to the Lexicon, but you don’t have to visit I-Tunes to get our app. Simply look for one of the messages below, and click the appropriate spot.

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You can navigate the Lexicon just like you currently do on your desktop or laptop computer. All you have to do is click on the menu image at the side of our header, and a menu of all the Lexicon options will show up for you.

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If a funky app isn’t your style, you can load the Lexicon as a “regular” web page.  Simply click on the “Switch to Regular Theme” button you see below, and the Lex will load as if you were on a desktop computer.

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See something you want to share via facebook, twitter, or email?  No problem, we have that available, too! Just click on the “Share or Save” button,

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and you will be able to share to all of your social networks from this screen

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Looking for the forums? Don’t worry! They are here as well. Just click on the menu item, and the forums will appear.

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We are very proud of our new look and new availability! Please, come have a look and add us.

So mobile users, give us a shout out in the comments on this new option. If you run into any bugs, let us know and we’ll try and fix them! Just fill out a tech support form.

Comments

  1. Very cool! Jazz Girl!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Congrats! Love the look! For me as a busy mom it’s far easier to keep up with blogs and news via my iPod Touch hence my appreciation!

  3. Congratulation !!! I love the mobile view!! But the message for the icon d

    • Twilight_Tech says:

      If you are having an issue, please let us know. We know it is not ‘perfect’ yet, so we will appreciate all feedback as we want to make it better.

  4. very good, thank you for all your hard work to keep us informed.

  5. Thanks you!! My smartphone just got smarter.

  6. Yay :D

  7. Hairproductjunkie says:

    Awesome! This works great on my iPhone–very clean and easy to navigate. Nice work!!

  8. daisyduck says:

    Thankyou! I read your news on my phone and I missed the artwork :) Happy times!

  9. Um any idea what I’m doing wrong?When I opened my Safari browser on my Ipod it was just the regular verison?

    • Twilight_Tech says:

      I am sure you are not doing anything wrong. We’ll look into this. I am guessing that it has to do with caching, but I am not certain.

  10. Any chance you’ll have an app for Blackberry?

  11. velvet409 says:

    Do these screenshots only represent how it’s supposed to look on the iphone? I have a blackberry and the website looks the same as it always did. It definitely doesn’t look like these screenshots.

    • Twilight_Tech says:

      The screen shots are from an iPhone. They look almost the same on Androids and certain Blackberries (I was able to test on a Bold). Depending on the phone and the browser it has, the site will look different. When you say ‘it looks the same’ do you mean it looks just like the desktop?

      • velvet409 says:

        I have a Curve. When I say it looks the same I mean it just doesn’t look any different now than it looked a few months ago. Of course I don’t know when the new version was actually implemented. It’s not really a big deal. I can still read the blog and the forum. I just liked the look of new pics and hoped my phone would look like that. I like Cheryl’s suggestion of an app though. :)

        • Twilight_Tech says:

          For the Blackberies, the differences are subtle. There are different icons (but they are very small on a blackberry screen) and the menus are different. I will take a look at a blackberry app and see what is needed to do that.

  12. I like it :DDD

  13. Julian Jacobs says:

    I have no bugs or anything I just don’t know where to find the mobile site! Can you please give me a link? It would be much appreciated.

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