Good news mobile visitors! We've made some adjustments to the site that we feel will make your LPA experience a lot more enjoyable:
- Mobile Enabled Main Site
With the LPA design being very graphically intensive, it may be hard for some people to properly load our website on less capable smartphones (Blackberries), or in areas where 3G or 4G data speeds are not available. Because of this, we have created a stripped mobile version of our main site that will auto-launch on any internet enabled Smartphone. Launched back with LPA 4.0 in February 2010, this mobile skin possess most of the content already available on our full site (News, Site Updates, Lyrics, and Tour Dates), but provides a quick and convenient way to access Linkin Park related news and information without needing access to a desktop or laptop computer. As always, people who wish to view the site normally on their phone may click on "Full Site" however be warned, not all features may work properly on your smartphone. Also, this feature has been known to not work on iPads and Android tablets, as those tablets are powerful enough to load the main site and will not require the mobile skin.
- Mobile Forum Skin
While many members can already use our current default forum skin without any difficulty on their mobile, we have decided to still provide an option of a sleek mobile only skin available for those who would like to post on the LPA quickly without long load times or the added bells and whistles of the regular forum skin. By choosing "Mobile Style" in the skin selection menu, your phone will automatically be redirected to the mobile version of our boards. The option to edit posts and quote posts currently does not exist in the mobile skin but as vBulletin upgrades their Mobile Style, we hope to present this option to you in the future. The shoutbox also does not exist in the Mobile Style, but much like with the main site, clicking on "Full Site" will allow you to use the full skin if you so desire and thus the shoutbox as well. However; keep in mind the "full site" feature may not work on all phones, so please only use the Mobile Style if you feel the regular skin loads too slow.
As many of you have noticed via the prompt that comes up the first time you visit our forums on a smartphone, we now have integration with Tapatalk. Many of our users have used Tapatalk with the LPA and enjoyed it greatly. You can find out more about it at http://www.tapatalk.com .
As always, thanks for visiting The Linkin Park Association and feel free to let us know of any suggestions you may have!