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I suppose so or at least that is the trend that I perceived at the moment. All recent forum products apparently are clearly aiming at responsiveness albeit with varying success. I've also seen many demand for vB4 responsive skin.
 

rafalp

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I apologise if my original response came as something harsh, but as software developer I truly dislike this cattle mentality.

Each solution has up and downsides yet people are talking about responsiveness like its silver bullet for handling different display sizes in your apps.

Well bad news are that breaking your layout from two columns into one so it fits small display better is not responsive design. Every existing forum's UI was designed for big display and present that same UI to mobile members. Only Woltlab actually tries to use small display UI optimizations when they are on small display (like drawer on board index), everybody else just turns columns into rows.

This is why I am sceptic about RD in forum. Doing it right in wep app (as oposed to mostly read-only site) means some serious gymnastics in templates, css and javascript, and this means users trying to customise your software to build their own theme will have hard time finding themselves around it.
 

Alex.

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That ACP looks good. Clean and fresh. None of the extra junk that gets in the way. Keep it up.
 

rafalp

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Yep, its UI pattern on mobile. There could be an backdrop behind it too, but I'm undecided on it yet.
 

rafalp

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It took me three and half years, but finally I've released Misago 0.6, the first major update since 0.5 back in 2014.

Points of focus are:

- new, responsive and react.js powered theme
- compatibility with Django ecosystem that makes it breeze to add portal to your forum either via custom django apps, ready stuff from djangopackages.com, or via Django CMS, Wagtail or Mezzanine.
- greatly improved codebase with unobstrusive, tested and documented implementations that are breeze to work with, supporting with python 2.7 and 3.5
- support for putting focus on either threads or categories as your forum's landing page
- JSON API that you may integrate with from 3rd party solutions (thus overcoming the language difference with say, PHP thingies)

https://misago-project.org

I'm super happy with how it turned out, and I'm looking forward to improving it further in coming months. There's some suckage here and there, but besides supermessy JS (it was my first React.js project), there's nothing that's work intensitive to fix or improve or real blocker.
 

rafalp

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Pulling my leg, eh? Fine enough. ;)

The goals for 2018 are new frontend using Bootstrap 4, React 16 and proper tests suite, activity feeds so following users feature leads to something, in-app notifications, and social sign in.

Talking about project's meta, I'm planning to update Misago's branding... again, and launch proper site under the misago-project.org as well as moving forums to subdomain, as I've found that forum totally sucks for advertising our features and answering initial questions that people may have about project.
 
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Pulling my leg, eh? Fine enough. ;)

The goals for 2018 are new frontend using Bootstrap 4, React 16 and proper tests suite, activity feeds so following users feature leads to something, in-app notifications, and social sign in.
I like all of those assuming social sign-in can be totally disabled. :)

Talking about project's meta, I'm planning to update Misago's branding... again, and launch proper site under the misago-project.org as well as moving forums to subdomain, as I've found that forum totally sucks for advertising our features and answering initial questions that people may have about project.
Looking forward to this as well. Hopefully it'll drive more people to participate in the forums. As for the project in general: I've been following this since you first announced it and been waiting patiently to see where it goes. I'd like to build a website in Python with a proper forum/community. Every time I check back you're always making a lot of progress. Please do come back and let us know how things are progressing when you can. I'll try to get better about checking your forum I know I'm a bit in-and-out over there these days.
 
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Just bumping this to let you know I installed it on my VPS tonight. I love the fact that I can just install this from the shell like any other application on my Linux servers running CentOS. I know you're going to re-do the templating system but I'm going to go ahead and build a forum/website around the latest version since something came up and I need to build a simple website for a small project quickly. Really looking forward to it.

Any of you guys that haven't tried this forum software really should give it a try. I can't believe it isn't more popular. The only thing I can come up with is Python not begin as widely supported as PHP on shared hosting. I suspect it'll surpass xenforo in features within the next few years since it's so easy to develop for. I've been using forums since 1996 and I can't remember the last time I got so excited by a piece of forum software. :)

Seriously man, keep up the good work!
 

rafalp

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And I still despise how responsiveness is being done for webapps, with duplicated elements being show or hidden not based on user toggling theme, but his screen size, because of how UI patterns differ between those.
 
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