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Mobile/Cell Phone Style
Mod Version: 2.10a, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.10 Rating: (15 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 262
Released: 02 Jul 2007 Last Update: 12 Jun 2008 Downloads: 2820
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A version for 3.7 can be found HERE

A super light style designed for Mobile Phones - use in conjunction with THIS or THIS modification to redirect mobile phone users to this theme.

This is a work in progress, and any and all feedback is greatly appreciated - I will do my best to act on bugs and suggestions.

Check http://mobility.mobi (not my site) from a mobile device to see how it looks or you can visit via an emulator HERE

Whilst this doesn't have ALL functionality of vBulletin default, it does allow browsing forums, replying to posts, creating new topics and sending/receiving PMs.

I'm new at this, be kind.

Version History
1.00 - Initial Release
2.00 - Validates Strict XHTML 1.0 on http://validator.w3.org/
Added PM notification, fixed new reply, new thread, new PM to look better. Can edit posts. Added Logout and also an "Up" menu which will take you to the parent forum of where ever you currently are. Images in posts are replaced with a link to the image - unfortunately this meant I had to do teh same to smilies which all now show up as :-) (which is a link to teh smilie itself). It is now approaching a fully functioning skin - not sure what else you would want to do from a mobile phone/PDA. A few small bugs fixed too.
2.01 - Added viewing thread subscriptions, who's online (both only for logged on members) and quick reply
2.02 - Quick reply for logged on members only
2.03 - fix a w3.org validation issue, added "mark forums read" to forum home
2.04 - Internal release
2.05 - added mark as read to 'new posts' added 'sub' (Subscribed threads) and 'online' (who's online) footer navbar forum name in post title (as link) fixed a few things.
2.06 - Page numbers appear in thread bits
- UserCP page, with access to PMs, Subscribed Threads, Edit Signature, Edit Options (which includes changing view from oldest first to newest first
- Basic MOD options added - can delete posts and threads (and undelete also)
- Remember me added to login in footer (duplicate login screens removed
- I should probably test this latest version more extensively and re validate it, but thought you wouldn;t mind a pre-release

2.07 - Added requests, revalidated STRICT XHTML on w3.org. If you have modified your existing install of this, I suggest you backup the style first before upgrading with this new version just in case you want to roll back.
2.08 - Remove backlink from FORUMHOME
2.09 - updated version numbers on templates to 3.6.9
2.10 - added securitytoken field to all forms

A Spanish translation can be found in post # 200 HERE

Install Instructions
Unzip and upload the wireless.css to your forum root.
Import the XML as a new style WITH NO PARENT.

Upgrade Instructions
Unzip and upload the wireless.css to your forum root (overwriet existing).
Import the XML and merge with existing. Alternatively you could delete the existing mobi style and re-upload fresh.

Keywords: Mobile, Cell, Portal, Mobi, Light, PDA, Phone

Screen Shots - Don;t be put off by the colours, these are all very easily changed by editing the CSS file. If you need help, just ask. I did these from a desktop browser with the window resized to 240px wide - to get a proper idea of the look, use the emulator link mentioned above. It looks MUCH better from an actualy small screen device!



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  #46  
Old 26 Jul 2007, 07:26
tekguru tekguru is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Cheers for the reply. I've fed back to the team - forget the comments about the Portal as these are of course referring to VbA with the side columns removed.

May I ask why basic mod tools are not planned at all?
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  #47  
Old 26 Jul 2007, 09:08
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Navigation menu space is at a premium is the main reason. For those browsing from a small screen mobile phone, it can get very cluttered, esp given that drop downs may not necessarily be supported.

I do plan on taking this skin (once I think it is out of beta stage) and extending it for more modern/larger screen devices - I will add Mod controls in that skin...
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Old 26 Jul 2007, 13:01
dartho dartho is offline
 
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version 2.05 released with some requested changes added!



As of this release I have added a very small link on the Forum Home below the footer (this link only appears on Forum home - not every page). I have kept the size of this link to a minimum (it currently reads "2.05 by TWF" where TWF is a link back to one of my websites where I primarily developed this skin for and 2.05 is the current version)

Sorry to do this, but I have spent many hours on this and have decided to get some benefit (other than warm fuzzys and the adoration of my peers) from it.

You may remove this with my permission after making a paypal donation. This can be done via the "Support Developer" link above (just a few links below the "Mark as Installed" link).

Last edited by dartho; 26 Jul 2007 at 14:20.
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  #49  
Old 26 Jul 2007, 14:04
tekguru tekguru is offline
 
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And installed more feedback later! Donation likely to follow as soon as I get my Adsense revenue in
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Old 26 Jul 2007, 19:34
tekguru tekguru is offline
 
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Okay more feedback from my Mods:

We still have 2 portal login areas- 1 high in the portal with a remember me option, and one at the bottom, without a 'remember'

The Forum page does only have 1 login area, but it doesn't have a 'remember me' option, so it is necessary to log in each visit if PIE has been closed.
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Old 26 Jul 2007, 23:25
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Derek_Trotter View Post
Good work!
Can you tell me where in the mobile skin we can put some script to trace mobile device visitors?
I've added an example on how to add logging in the Mobile Device Detect Thread here
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 00:00
Lee A Burnett Lee A Burnett is offline
 
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Hey dartho - you're the man! This template is working great at our site -- our members are loving it.

Here is some feedback from our members:
  1. Add ability to reverse order of posts - to reduce need to scroll through thread.
  2. Add 'report bad post' feature.
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 12:27
tekguru tekguru is offline
 
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Okay here we go with examples from my team:

1) No page numbers with the posts on New Posts screen:



2) Login from mobile forums; No Remember Me



3) Login page if username/password incorrect on previous page (double login spaces); No Remember Me




4) Login from halfway down Portal page; Has Remember Me

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  #54  
Old 27 Jul 2007, 14:19
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Yep - there is currently no "Remember Me" option - next release

There really isn't much I can do about the portal in a VBulletin skin.

As for the new posts screen - I get page numbers on your site via my PDA - page numbers appear at the very top just below the nav bar, and at the very bottom just above the navbar - these aren't visible in the screen shots provided. Could you get your testers to get one of these areas in the next screenshot?

So - 3 issues really - no remember me option, duplicate login requetss on error and apparently no page numbers in 'new posts' ?

I'll do what I can to fix things, and add (IMHO) suitable feature requests - Thanks for the feedback!

Last edited by dartho; 27 Jul 2007 at 14:29.
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 15:09
tekguru tekguru is offline
 
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Cheers again for the reply - fed back to the test team.
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 16:21
tekguru tekguru is offline
 
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And feed back from my testers ref teh page numbers:

..... wrong end of the stick on the page numbers!

Just to be clear I'm talking about the pages of the actual posts being available as direct links from this page and not that the New Posts page itself has links to its subsequent pages.

Each post that has more than one page would usually offer the option of going directly to any one of those pages.

So the issue is NOT page numbers for the New Posts page itself.
Hope that is clear ?
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 23:46
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Ok - I get it now, your tester means the page numbers in the thread title....
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Old 28 Jul 2007, 00:09
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lee A Burnett View Post
Hey dartho - you're the man! This template is working great at our site -- our members are loving it.

Here is some feedback from our members:
  1. Add ability to reverse order of posts - to reduce need to scroll through thread.
  2. Add 'report bad post' feature.
Thanks Lee - I'll add a report bad post link in to the next release.

As for the display order, that can't be done on the fly - it's an option set in the user control panel on a user by user basis (although I think the default is set by the admin). It's unlikely that I will get around to revamping the usercp with options like that, but I'll keep it in mind if I do.
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Old 28 Jul 2007, 07:56
tekguru tekguru is offline
 
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Glad we got there in the end - looking forward to the next version!
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Old 28 Jul 2007, 12:35
dartho dartho is offline
 
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OK - I spent the day ignoring the family, here's a new version with pretty much all requests added in, including some I said I wasn;t going to do....

- Page numbers appear in thread bits
- UserCP page, with access to PMs, Subscribed Threads, Edit Signature, Edit Options (which includes changing view from oldest first to newest first
- Basic MOD options added - can delete posts and threads (and undelete also)
- Remember me added to login in footer (duplicate login screens removed

I should probably test this more extensively and re validate it, but thought you wouldn;t mind a pre-release

Last edited by dartho; 28 Jul 2007 at 12:41.
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