[Infusion-users] Mobile FSS interface in Firefox 3.6

Justin Obara obara.justin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 20:54:25 UTC 2010

Hi Mark,

So I've pulled down the css file that you had created and created a space in our incubator for it. I've branched Fluid  Infusion and added it into fss' css directory. I've also updated the mobile fss demos to pull it in.

You can see your contributed file in our repository.

You can also view a built version of the mobile fss demos including the firefox css file

I've also filed a couple of tasks in jira (our issue tracker) for those suggestions you made.

Thanks a bunch for this contribution. If you would like me to also set you up as a contributor, please let me know and I'll be happy to do that.


On 2010-04-30, at 4:14 AM, Mark McLaren wrote:

> Hi Justin,
> I would be happy to contribute the code.  I have no preference on the
> method of contribution (I'm happy to use subversion), I'll leave that
> decision up to you.
> The "firefox" version depends on some of the CSS in the iPhone/Android
> CSS files.  I would like to see it becoming a Fennec theme and I would
> also like it if my Firefox 3.6 experience of the mFSS was more
> iPhone/Android like.
> Cheers,
> Mark
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Justin Obara <obara.justin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>> Thanks again for this. It is really appreciated.
>> If you would like to contribute the code we could do a couple things.
>> 1) I could set you up as a contributor so that you could upload the code
>> into our incubator repository.
>> ( https://source.fluidproject.org/svn/incubator/ ) This is generally where
>> we start new code before moving it into trunk.
>> 2) I could upload the code for you.
>> Do you have any thoughts on how we could/should use this and progress it
>> further. I'm thinking that we could start off by having it for a debug/dev
>> mode. Later we could use it as the basis for making a Fennec theme.
>> I've cc'd the fluid-work list to make sure that others are aware of this as
>> well.
>> By the way, you didn't come off too critical at all, and we really do
>> appreciate all of the help.
>> Thanks
>> Justin
>> On 2010-04-28, at 6:09 PM, Mark McLaren wrote:
>> Thanks Justin,
>> I hope that I didn't come across as too critical, I was just ignorant of the
>> fact that the leading mobile browser all users WebKit specific CSS.  I have
>> updated my test page so that it also includes Firefox 3.6 Android style
>> rendering.  At the moment all the Firefox specific styles are stored in one
>> file @:
>> <http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6523560/infusion/css/fss-mobile-theme-firefox.css>
>> This file should be stored in the same place that
>> fss-mobile-theme-android.css and fss-mobile-theme-iphone.css are located in
>> the framework.  The file also augments fss-mobile-layout.css to add the
>> rounded corners.  If you prefer I could merge the changes made into
>> fss-mobile-layout.css, fss-mobile-theme-android.css and
>> fss-mobile-theme-iphone.css respectively.
>> Best wishes,
>> Mark
>> PS Sorry about the previous incomplete e-mail.
>> On 28/04/2010 18:59, Justin Obara wrote:
>> Hello Mark,
>> That test page looks great.
>> We are definitely interested in expanding our coverage so that mFSS works in
>> more browsers. If you have a patch that you would be willing to share with
>> us, we can look into getting it into the next release of Infusion.
>> Also, sorry that it wasn't clear that mFSS would only work in webkit based
>> browsers. Initially when we started working on it, I believe webkit was the
>> only engine that supported many of these features.
>> Thanks
>> Justin
>> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 6:35 AM, Mark McLaren <mark.mclaren at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I encountered Fluid Infusion through working with uPortal.  I am
>>> particularly interested in the mobile interface skinning that Infusion
>>> facilitates.  I am a developer and Firefox user.  When I test
>>> applications I tend to use Firefox and to test uPortal's mobile
>>> interface I thought I could install user agent switcher and
>>> impersonate an iPhone/Android device.  Firefox is not based on WebKit
>>> so what I saw was initially somewhat disappointing to me.  For me it
>>> was not intuitive that what I would see on a real iPhone would differ
>>> from the Firefox rendering.
>>> After some investigation, I now understand that Firefox 3.6 implements
>>> quite a few of CSS 3 related features that WebKit browsers support.
>>> So I thought that maybe the Infusion mobile CSS could be updated to
>>> give a more iPhone/Android like experience for Firefox 3.6 users.
>>> Firefox 3.6 supports rounded borders, CSS gradients and border image
>>> mostly like WebKit does (WebKit does much with image manipulation that
>>> Firefox cannot yet match).
>>> I realise that Firefox 3.6 is not currently a mobile browser but with
>>> the Fennec project it could be one day so it might be worth
>>> supporting.
>>> Anyway as an experiment I have added some Firefox 3.6's CSS 3 to the
>>> FSS Mobile demo, see link below, feedback welcome.
>>> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6523560/infusion/html/mobile.html
>>> Cheers,
>>> Mark
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