[messaging] Displaying threads

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at nadim.cc
Tue Apr 29 12:17:37 PDT 2014

From my experience with mobile phones, the issues are that due to the screen's small size, things like delineating the depth of a message in a thread or providing ways to collapse/expand a thread have to happen within barely any space to clarify the necessary UI elements.

What could be helpful is to design the interface based on a specific understanding for your own application, and design  the UI to intelligently organize itself based on what you believe will be the most common use-cases for your users. This could be wielded to minimize instances wherein the user will be stuck needing to do things that require the navigation of interfaces that simply don't display well on a mobile phone.


On Apr 29, 2014, at 4:24 AM, Michael Rogers <michael at briarproject.org> wrote:

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> Hi all,
> I've never come across a good way to display threaded conversations on
> a small screen. Have you? Please share.
> On a large screen, the best example I've come across is Reddit: clear
> nesting, plus a parent link in every message in case the nesting gets
> deep and the context isn't clear. But nesting is better suited to
> conversations with a high branching factor than conversations that go
> back and forth between a few participants. Do you know of any other
> good examples?
> Cheers,
> Michael
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