[EP-tech] Antwort: Re: EPrints and mobile?

jens.vieler at id.uzh.ch jens.vieler at id.uzh.ch
Mon Jan 18 08:21:16 GMT 2016

Dear Nick, Andrew, List,

it's true: All in all it's a shame, what eprint is offering at this point -
just thinking about mobile usage, Google ranking, old-school web1.0

We're also working on a mobile version of eprints 3.3.13. After looking
around, we finaly decided to use David McElroy's "Bootstrap for Eprints"
and mix it up with some nice solutions from
https://github.com/UEL-LLS/eprints-UEL-Docklands and some new selfcoded
features. For some other reasons we'll 'go live' in March.

I personaly think, EPrints Bootstrap theme is a good way, that it's worth
to go. But in the end it should be a default core-function to manage things
like that.


Jens Vieler
Universität Zürich
Stampfenbachstrasse 73
CH-8006 Zürich

mail:  jens.vieler at id.uzh.ch
phone: +41 44 63 56777

Von:	Andrew Hercules <Andrew.Hercules at ulcc.ac.uk>
An:	"eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk" <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Datum:	14.01.2016 15:50
Betreff:	[EP-tech] Re: EPrints and mobile?
Gesendet von:	eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk

Hi Nick,

Unfortunately, an "out-of-the-box" EPrints instance is not optimised for
mobile. The UI is not responsive and in order to make EPrints
mobile-friendly, you need to use a responsive framework like Bootstrap,
Foundation, or Skeleton.  There is an EPrints Boostrap theme available,
which you can download here - conversely, you can also enable it via the
EPrints bazaar.

Having worked with the Bootstrap theme before, you will likely want to
customise it further as many of the elements have the traditional Bootstrap
look and may not be in line with your institution's branding. Also, because
some of the changes made by the theme rely on JavaScript manipulating HTML
elements and CSS, there is a risk that it could cause a mobile browser to
slow down.

I hope this helps - feel free to get in touch if you have any other




Andrew Hercules
Developer & UX Strategist
Digital Archives & Research Technologies
University of London Computer Centre
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From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
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<N.E.Sheppard at leedsbeckett.ac.uk>
Sent: 14 January 2016 13:01
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] EPrints and mobile?

I’m sure it is, but I’ve been asked to comment on whether EPrints is
optimised for mobile. Is anyone able to comment?



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