Front and Back Scripts on Mobile

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Mon Jul 4 18:42:08 CEST 2016

J. Landman Gay wrote:

 > On July 4, 2016 9:34:52 AM Richard Gaskin wrote:
 >> On the desktop, a scrollable object is distinguished by having
 >> scrollbars.
 >> On mobile, of course, we don't want the scrollbars shown since that's
 >> not how mobile scrolling interaction works there.  But development
 >> occurs on the desktop, so having scrollbars lets me work with the
 >> objects in a way that makes sense in that environment, AND it
 >> provides a flag to let my backscript know which objects will need a
 >> scroller interaction overlay when run on mobile devices.
 > If the backscript removes the scrollbar when creating a native
 > scroller, how do you test when the user returns to the same card?
 > The desktop scrollbar will now be gone.

Yep, encountered that first time I ran it on my phone. :)

Since then the routines that instantiate naive mobile controls set a 
custom property in each LC control they relate to.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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