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Mobile/Cell Phone Style
Mod Version: 2.10a, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.10 Rating: (15 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 263
Released: 02 Jul 2007 Last Update: 12 Jun 2008 Downloads: 2829
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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 (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
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 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 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!

How to hide a style from style chooser
This template edit will allow you to 'hide' a style from the Style Chooser so users can't select a specified style.

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Old 02 Jul 2007, 17:39
Ted S Ted S is offline
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Great style! Just tried it out and it works perfectly with no clutter. Thanks!
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Last edited by Ted S; 02 Jul 2007 at 18:55.
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Old 03 Jul 2007, 01:57
dartho dartho is offline
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Thanks - feedback welcome so I can build on it more!
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Old 03 Jul 2007, 02:17
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Brandon Sheley Brandon Sheley is offline
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can you add some screen shots ?
I checked the emulator, but would like some images still.

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Old 03 Jul 2007, 07:21
Derek_Trotter Derek_Trotter is offline
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Excelent work Dartho! This is it! You can also add to this skin:
1. LOG OUT button
2. Display nick name of the memeber
3. LOG IN text boxes on the top of the page
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Old 03 Jul 2007, 13:20
dartho dartho is offline
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Thanks Derek - I'll look into those!
Just noticed the New Topic/Thread input screens aren;t too flash - I'll fix that up a bit also.

Loco - Not sure how to screen cap from a mobile phone - I was going to add screen shots, but they would have simply been screen captures of the emulator...
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Old 03 Jul 2007, 21:54
gg_luna128 gg_luna128 is offline
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Use Opera Mini Demo.
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Old 05 Jul 2007, 13:46
aggiefan aggiefan is offline
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any chance this could integrate into vbadvanced so those coming to the "front page" could be redirected into the forums so the theme could be applied?
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 01:08
dartho dartho is offline
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there is probably a better way - say a plugin that checks if the scrip it vbadcanced and send directly to the forums home...

Easier - You could edit the adv_portal template and replace with something like this:

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Old 07 Jul 2007, 19:12
epoc fitness epoc fitness is offline
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screen shots would be awesome.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 04:31
dartho dartho is offline
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Screen shots added - an updated version also uploaded. Now pretty much fully functional and only a fraction of the bandwidth
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 05:03
RedGTiVR6 RedGTiVR6 is offline
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pardon my ignorance - but how do you go about updating styles?

Just upload as normal? I don't see anywhere where you can allow an overwrite...
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 05:54
dartho dartho is offline
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With styles, you need to go into your AdminCP. From teh menus on the left, select "Styles & Templates" and then teh "Download / Upload Styles" submenu.

Then on the right hand pane, click teh browse button and browse to the XML file. Then (assuming you don;t want/need to change the other default settings - be very careful when changing these!) click the "Import" button at the bottom of the pane.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 09:40
tekguru tekguru is offline
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Looks good to me apart from:

- Logon box would look batter at the top of the screen
- None on the images I have displaying on the main forum are showing up

As per:

Much improved though!
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 10:05
dartho dartho is offline
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Not really designed with vbadvanced / other portal in mind - only for forums.

That being said, you should be able to fix up the image problem by checking the image paths in the Style manage for this style (copy the paths from your default Style)

To remove the Vbadvanced portal - see post #9 in this thread. ALternatively you could edit the same template and remove the side columns (most people display the important stuff in the centre column anyway.

I've put the login at the bottom - on small screens (say an old nokie) the login filles the whole screen when at the top, also on some much older phones it's not possible to actually
login at all. ALso, sometimes when I check my forum, i don;t want to log in - just check the latest posts and get off again with no one seeing me - so moving it to the bottom seemed best compromise.

That being said - I could post what to cut and paste form $footer template to $header template so you can modify it yourself?

BTW - "Who's Online" is also optomised for teh small screen (with less detail) but there is no menu link to it - just edit your URL and visit "online.php" if you want to get here. WHen I get more fgeatures mobile friendly, I intend on adding a seperate "links" page.
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