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dartho 22 Apr 2011 11:23

yeah, click "Mark as Installed" and then read the previous page or post #2

The Rocketeer 22 Apr 2011 19:57

so how do you update it to the latest version?

dartho 22 Apr 2011 23:07

almost the same way you install it, only select your existing lightweight style to merge it into and select ignore style version

Phaedrus 23 Apr 2011 05:37

Is there a way to add a scroll bar in the reply window?

My users report that when replying to a post with a large quote it becomes impossible to scroll down and reply.

dartho 24 Apr 2011 00:04

It should add scroll bars - does for me on my device. You could edit the editor_toolbar_* templates (there are 4 of them) and search for

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and replace with

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

in SHOWTHREAD search for style="height:100px;width:99%" and replace with above code.

This will explicitly specify adding scroll bars when text size is greater than textbox area.

Phaedrus 25 Apr 2011 17:04

I'll give that a go, thanks. It appears to be working. I was able to scroll down on a huge post and add a reply. I hope this satisfies the users.

Mark.B 27 Apr 2011 12:14

I just wanted to say a big "plus" for this style, I am using it (albeit somewhat modified) on my site and I consider it a far superior solution to the default vB one.

My demo is here:
http://www.bowlandcentral.com/forum/...hp?styleid=167

I've been tweaking and styling it a lot lately.

Current screenshots when logged in. These are taken in desktop Safari but setting the useragent as iPad, they actually look better in mobile Safari.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2011/05/46.jpg

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2011/04/12.jpg

dartho 27 Apr 2011 13:40

That's looking pretty sweet, Mark. You've got some nice tweaks there (and in your default style too) - I especially like what you've done with the header/navbar.

Also good to see vb4 is working for you, I still haven't made the leap from 3.8 to 4.x yet.... one of these days!

Thanks for sharing

Mark.B 28 Apr 2011 21:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by dartho (Post 2189265)
That's looking pretty sweet, Mark. You've got some nice tweaks there (and in your default style too) - I especially like what you've done with the header/navbar.

Also good to see vb4 is working for you, I still haven't made the leap from 3.8 to 4.x yet.... one of these days!

Thanks for sharing

Thanks Dartho. It's been a gradual evolution to get it to where I want, but I think the main style still has the "vB4 look", which is what I wanted to achieve.

The same is the case with the mobile style, I wanted the vB4 look (as far as possible). By adding avatars I have probably reduced the "lightweight" aspect a little but I was inspired by Invision's mobile style which looks rather good with them in place.

I think the balance is now good, I shall not add any further bloat to it.

Probably my next step on the mobile style, is that I was lazy and hard coded some of the CSS into the templates, I need to transfer that out into the css file, which will then allow me to offer different coloured variants like I do with the main style. Haven't really worked out the best way to marry that in with auto-detection though. Currently I have a custom user field that allows people to override the auto detection (mainly for people with iPads...adding the iPad useragent to the exclusion fields seem to fail and as I don't have an iPad I can't easily troubleshoot that) but it's far from ideal, the cookies keep sticking because they are in the URLs.....

Kolbi 29 Apr 2011 10:53

perhaps Dartho keeps some modifications you did? :)

Mark.B 29 Apr 2011 15:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kolbi (Post 2189941)
perhaps Dartho keeps some modifications you did? :)

Well they aren't difficult but some of them are less "lightweight" than perhaps was intended for this style, particularly with regard to using avatars.

Most of my changes are simply minor restyling of the basics of this style, for instance using the windowbg class to put boxes round everything, and then adding a couple of elements from the main style to make things look consistent (eg those quote boxes are the same ones I use in the main style).

big dan 30 Apr 2011 18:48

Thanks for this style. It's a great option to have. I just upgraded to 4.1.3, is it safe to revert all the templates that need attention?

dartho 30 Apr 2011 22:19

yep, should be

gopherhockey 02 May 2011 21:20

I had an older version of a mobile template and a mobile device detection script. With the most recent vBulletin upgrade, it appears they have their own mobile template and so everything has been reverted.

Users now complain that its unusable.

Is this a different template other than "mobile" and how does a user actually use it.

How does this compare to the recent mobile software that was released officially for vBulletin?

Right now our mobile options are a mess unless someone is using tap-a-talk.

dartho 02 May 2011 21:47

With 4.1.2, vbulletin have put in their own detection script - I suggest as a start you disable your previous one.

The vBulletin Mobile Style is written for webkit based browsers, so will work on iPhones and Android based phones, but may not display well on other devices.

This style should work for pretty much all devices. As for which one is better, that's subjective - they would both have their positives and negatives.

As a start, you could install this one and also use vBulletins Mobile style and configure the vBulletin mobile detect options in Style & Language Settings to use vBulletin's Mobile style for 'Modern Browsers' and this one for 'Old Mobile Browsers' - although personally I'd configure them both to use this style ;) Best bet is to get your users feedback and see what they like


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