Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 30 Apr 2015, 20:08
MariahMan MariahMan is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Thanks for posting your feedback on vbmobile. I too am a little concerned with the $500 price tag, but if it's easy to implement and does everything i want, then i'll go with it.

I looked at your site and was wondering, is there a setting to make this style apply automatically when you go to the site on a phone or tablet? I'm assuming that's part of what Google is looking for, right? Or is it smart enough to see that a mobile style is available, but not necessarily applied?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01 May 2015, 02:50
ShawneyJ's Avatar
ShawneyJ ShawneyJ is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Real name: Shawn
Originally Posted by crazymook View Post
We just went through with vbmobile on our site and finally got it implemented over the weekend. Its been a HUGE success. A lot of my members (myself included) use tapatalk and quite a few people are sick of the backwards changes and bugs, etc. Everyone who has tried it thus far loves it. Its fast, simple and streamlined. It strips away a lot of the fluff and just focuses on the forum experience. And as said above, it does allow you to build on top of it.

I would strongly recommend this if youre looking for a true mobile solution.

You can see it in action on my site via - http://www.thechicagogarage.com/forum/?styleid=25
its a great review i guess. but, when testing your threads in Google's Mobile-Friendly Test using your "true mobile solution style"...it fails!
when using your desktop style, and then adding your forum index through Google test, that fails to.
Google should be able to pick up Mobile friendly just by visiting your forum. Surely Googles not going to look through your style choices are they?

also, who ever posted androidforums.com, its xenforo which is responsive by default.
and i dont want to see VB4 forum link demo's, they Pass to. i am wanting to see VB3 live sites running this $500 Mobile theme verses the free version here at vb org which passes Google's Test: http://www.managementparadise.com/forums/

and this demo http://vbmobile.com/forum/ does not have a desktop style version demo to test it, like the above link, the free version, that forum passes without having to test the Mobile theme its self.
__________________
Sorry Guys, just a little busy lately.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02 May 2015, 13:40
fanyap fanyap is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
The vBMobile skin passes all of Google's mobile tests if you have mobile detection setup to detect the mobile device and assign a default style.

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03 May 2015, 10:15
ShawneyJ's Avatar
ShawneyJ ShawneyJ is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Real name: Shawn
Originally Posted by fanyap View Post
The vBMobile skin passes all of Google's mobile tests if you have mobile detection setup to detect the mobile device and assign a default style.
Then vBMobile should set up there Demo to prove the detection from a default theme.
__________________
Sorry Guys, just a little busy lately.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06 May 2015, 13:18
bridge2heyday's Avatar
bridge2heyday bridge2heyday is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
One of My clients got vBMobile skin expecting a 500$ product should be very good . but unfortunately the style was unprofessional and full of bugs/problems ..
__________________
Premium Vbulletin Modifications
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10 May 2015, 14:19
ajmboy ajmboy is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
I use: Lightweight Style for VB3.8.7 iPhone/Mobile/Cell/PDA

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=263822

Passes the google mobile test without issues and color customizations are all in 1 file.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 22 May 2015, 00:47
mykkal's Avatar
mykkal mykkal is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: Mike McKoy
Vbulletin is really lacking mobile skins

Originally Posted by socialvisionsbcn View Post
We bought that style and I wouldn't recommend it, unfortunately.

It just covered in our case forumdisplay & showthread pages. It did not for all the rest of pages, including registering, User Control Panel and many other relevant locations. We paid aditional 250$ for further customization, and the work on the bulk template was quite poor. Due to delays on the delivery and email answers, we desisted on ask for improvements, but we expected much more for the stated price.[/url]
Good lord they are charging more for the new style that vBulletin actually costs itself. But your styles do look awesome. I mean...really awesome. I don't have the time to develop a mobile skin and I shutter to think that we may be forced to buy this...

There is definitely a market for mobile skins with this product right now. If none are developed I see Xenforo winning more vB customers.

--------------- Added 22 May 2015 at 00:50 ---------------

Originally Posted by crazymook View Post
We just went through with vbmobile on our site and finally got it implemented over the weekend. Its been a HUGE success. A lot of my members (myself included) use tapatalk and quite a few people are sick of the backwards changes and bugs, etc. Everyone who has tried it thus far loves it. Its fast, simple and streamlined. It strips away a lot of the fluff and just focuses on the forum experience. And as said above, it does allow you to build on top of it.

I would strongly recommend this if youre looking for a true mobile solution.

You can see it in action on my site via - http://www.thechicagogarage.com/forum/?styleid=25
So in your opinion this style is worth $500?
__________________
Casting Calls for Models, Actors, And Other Talent
http://MyModelTalk.com
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 22 May 2015, 16:44
TheAdminMarket's Avatar
TheAdminMarket TheAdminMarket is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real name: Christos Teriakis
Just curiosity.

1.- Don't you use any 3nd party addon that is not using the vB thread engine? All those addons can't work with any mobile style as they need to have their own mobile templates.

2.- As I read there are people already paid $500 for this style, even if it does not covers all vB templates. Have read something about user profile etc. Some paid even more for customization. So the question is: Do you think that a style based on latest Bootstrap (mobile first version), having all templates responsive, at a price of $250 should be good deal?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 22 May 2015, 17:54
Replicant's Avatar
Replicant Replicant is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Real name: Mel
Originally Posted by NickTheGreek View Post
Just curiosity.

1.- Don't you use any 3nd party addon that is not using the vB thread engine? All those addons can't work with any mobile style as they need to have their own mobile templates.

2.- As I read there are people already paid $500 for this style, even if it does not covers all vB templates. Have read something about user profile etc. Some paid even more for customization. So the question is: Do you think that a style based on latest Bootstrap (mobile first version), having all templates responsive, at a price of $250 should be good deal?
If I had a successful stable forum based on VB3.x that generates revenue and there was a quality mobile responsive theme, I would definitely pay $250 for it vs paying for the upgrade to a newer VB. This $500 style IMO is not worth it since some parts of the threadview like quotes and videos are not responsive. For that kind of money, I would expect a complete product.
__________________
VB5 mods - RepliClock VB4 mods - Member Online Status
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 22 May 2015, 19:02
TheAdminMarket's Avatar
TheAdminMarket TheAdminMarket is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real name: Christos Teriakis
Originally Posted by Replicant View Post
.... some parts of the threadview like quotes and videos are not responsive. For that kind of money, I would expect a complete product.
This is because the template has just been changed to responsive as it. This can't work. Except changing the html to responsive you also need to redesign some parts of the template. Here some imagination is needing. eg the forumdisplay has 4 columns if I remember well. You must find a way to show only the most important elements, or all, but in different way. Don't forget that a mobile has needs less resources to be fast.

As a first "mind plan" it can be done. Just don't remember how the uploader works in vB3. I've a special uploader working fine in mobiles, but don't think that I can use it.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11 Jun 2015, 04:28
napy8gen's Avatar
napy8gen napy8gen is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Real name: hanafi
I am hoping you guys can see my vb3 responsive style, link in footer, no fancy modding, just styling in place.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11 Jun 2015, 04:51
mykkal's Avatar
mykkal mykkal is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: Mike McKoy
Originally Posted by napy8gen View Post
I am hoping you guys can see my vb3 responsive style, link in footer, no fancy modding, just styling in place.
A few questions:
1. you are able to use plugins with this?
2. can you do the same for vb 4.2.3?
3. Can we access the user control panel?
4. Can we access private messaging?

I'm in desperate need of a mobile style for vB 4.2.X. The mobile application is full of bugs. driving me absolutely nuts.

--------------- Added 11 Jun 2015 at 05:34 ---------------

Originally Posted by Replicant View Post
If I had a successful stable forum based on VB3.x that generates revenue and there was a quality mobile responsive theme, I would definitely pay $250 for it vs paying for the upgrade to a newer VB. This $500 style IMO is not worth it since some parts of the threadview like quotes and videos are not responsive. For that kind of money, I would expect a complete product.
When you say the videos are not responsive... you mean they push they don't adjust to the size of the screen?
__________________
Casting Calls for Models, Actors, And Other Talent
http://MyModelTalk.com

Last edited by mykkal; 11 Jun 2015 at 05:33.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11 Jun 2015, 05:53
napy8gen's Avatar
napy8gen napy8gen is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Real name: hanafi
I am sorry I have no plan to do it for vb4 since people can use vb4 default mobile style. I know that vb4 mobile style is limited in feature.

My vb3 responsive theme is based on the original vb3 templates and layout, so you can access normal user cp - attached screen - and no problem of using add on - but maybe later add on need to re-style. Youtube video also responsive.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg usercp.jpg (69.5 KB, 85 views)
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11 Jun 2015, 06:15
mykkal's Avatar
mykkal mykkal is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: Mike McKoy
Originally Posted by napy8gen View Post
I am sorry I have no plan to do it for vb4 since people can use vb4 default mobile style. I know that vb4 mobile style is limited in feature.

My vb3 responsive theme is based on the original vb3 templates and layout, so you can access normal user cp - attached screen - and no problem of using add on - but maybe later add on need to re-style. Youtube video also responsive.
Think about it this way cause you're a bit short sighted. Nobody wants to use the vb mobile style. Users can't upload avatars or check private messages. They can't change their bio graphic data or location. There's no BB code so they can't easily embed images or create web links. They can't do a lot of things.

to make matters worse 75% of web traffic is mobile so most people visiting and registering have no idea that they SHOULD be able to do these things. I have so many users without avatars its ridiculous. People are frustrated they can't figure out how to add images. Not only that but Google will penalize sites without a mobile view...

NOBODY WANTS TO USE THE DEFAULT MOBILE STYLE. WE HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE RIGHT NOW.

Did I change your mind?
__________________
Casting Calls for Models, Actors, And Other Talent
http://MyModelTalk.com
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11 Jun 2015, 17:29
Replicant's Avatar
Replicant Replicant is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Real name: Mel
Wow, He's not short sighted....I'd say more like enlightened. Nobody wants to pay for anything, they want everything for free. Time isn't free.

Google thinks the vb4 mobile style is acceptable. It works fine for reading the forums which is what it is intended to do. If users want to do more on the forums, they will need to hit a bigger screen. VB5 is mobile responsive and still yet you cannot do everything on mobile or tablet that you can on a full desktop. Mobile viewing is not intended to replace a desktop. If you want this type of functionality, then you will either have to code it yourself or pay a developer to do it for you.
__________________
VB5 mods - RepliClock VB4 mods - Member Online Status
Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 14:03.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: