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Lightweight Style for Small Screen Devices (cell phone, iphone, mobile, android)
Mod Version: 1.0.3, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.8 Rating: (98 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 893
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 6202
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A lightweight *forum only style aimed at small screen devices such as Windows Smartphones, Nokias and even iPhones. It has VERY low bandwidth requirements - 15 times less on my site - 20K as opposed to 300K for forumhome.

*forum only - I have done a very small amount of rough work on CMS templates, a simple single column CMS *could* be created to work with this style without too much effort. However I am not sure if you can have a different CMS layout dependent on which style you are using?

This is an update to the mobile style I have previously released.

The changes are predominantly aesthetic to take advantage of larger screens.

It is also much easier to change colour schemes by editing the commented CSS file.


Demo: http://vbdev.org/forum.php?styleid=7

This is a a lightweight style and as such has much reduced functionality/information over the default vBulletin style.

Install instructions:
  • Firstly, if upgrading, I recommend installing this as a new style rather than overwriting your previous install. This way you get to test it first without trashing your existing style.
  • BACKUP YOUR EXISTING lightweight.css.php FILE IF YOU HAVE CSS CUSTOMISATIONS
  • Download ZIP file
  • Unzip to a local/temp directory
  • Edit lightweight.css.php file to customise colours if required
  • Upload contents of the upload directory in the zip file folder to your forum root.
  • Install style XML via Style Manager in your ADMINCP
  • **Install and configure "LightWeight Style Options"
  • See post 2 for a FAQ
  • Click "Mark as Installed"
  • Test it out
  • Leave a rating
  • Leave feedback
  • Enjoy checking your site from your mobile phone without the need to pinch/zoom/wait etc...
Version Control:
1.0.0 - 25 AUG 2010 - Initial Release on vBulletin.org
1.0.1 - 26 AUG 2010 - Fixed "Mark All Forums Read" link in Search results. Released Lightweight Style Options to customise this
1.0.2 - 21 MAR 2011 - Updated to 4.1.2, removed short tags from CSS, fixed some issues discovered since last release, added some stuff.
1.0.3 - 16 DEC 2011 - Updated to 1.0.3, tried to fix all known issues. Nothing new. If you have updated your site as bugs have been found, probably no need to upgrade. But if you're upgrading your site from to 4.1.9, might be worthwhile.
1.0.3a - 16 DEC 2011 - remove test ad hook code accidently left in postbit_legacy template
Branding Free:
The style is free to use. However I ask that you keep links in the footer. If you want to remove them - send me a donation of an amount you can afford, or that you think is fair/reasonable, it's up to you how much.

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  #136  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 20:53
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I had troubles with vbadvanced CMPS as well. I played with work arounds, but the only one that has been fully successful so far has been to go into the Integration Output plugin for vBadvanced (Note: This is the plugin that is breaking the style - Disable it and the style works) and take Dartho's mobile detection code:


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

Add that before the Integration Output plugin

The add a


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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At the end.

I take no responsibility to the results of that. I know it's dirty, but it's working for now :P

Just thought I'd share, until a permanent fix comes out

You can also wrap the plugin in a if statement to check the style CHOSEN:


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

Don't forget to close your tag. Note: It only works if they CHOOSE the style. Therefore I have both these if statements in there in case a PC user chooses the lightweight style.

Great work as always Dartho. Again, just sharing knowledge... Backup and test any changes.
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 23:38
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Has anyone been able to add avatars in their mobile style? I've tried and it didn't work. I am using vb4.07.
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  #138  
Old 14 Oct 2010, 17:33
kawe kawe is offline
 
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Navigation Number Page isn't show anymore on SHOWTHREAD on SHOWPOST
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Old 15 Oct 2010, 21:05
zohar1979 zohar1979 is offline
 
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I put all this stuff in my forum root, but it doesn't import correctly. Does it have to be in a folder in the Styles folder of my vbulletin FTP?
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Old 16 Oct 2010, 10:10
RealLifeHacks RealLifeHacks is offline
 
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I need help I loved this skin right from the moment i saw it the first time so I installed it (including the "options" addon and the "auto detection". both work just fine btw) but the style overrode my 2 original styles. (atleast i looks like it did)

this is how it looked before:

and this is how it looks now: http://reallifehacks.com/forum.php


i've read that vbadvaned causes problems so i disabled it but it didn't help at all...

also the page doesn't reload after changing the skin with the quick chooser i would be pritty upset if i had to do a rollback on my server (i already uninstalled the skin but the result was the same. my styles are messed up)

i'm running vb 4.0.7 with the following addons installed:

Admin Log In As User 3.21
Footer Link 1
LAM - Quote Img to URL 4.0.6
Lightweight Style Options 1.0.0
Mobile Device Detection 1.0.1
Post Thank You Hack 7.82
SevenSkins Image Resizer 1.0.1
Tabs en vBulletin 4.x 2.0.3
vBadvanced CMPS 4.0.1
vBSEO 3.5.2
vBSEO :: Sitemap Generator 2.6 Beta 2

can someone pls help me out and tell me what i did wrong (i installed it as i was told in the instructions in the first post)
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  #141  
Old 16 Oct 2010, 11:35
dartho dartho is offline
 
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It soudns like you merged it into your master or default style. You can fix this by uploading tools.php from the vbulletin install package to your admincp and restore your master style (very first setting)
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  #142  
Old 16 Oct 2010, 13:50
RealLifeHacks RealLifeHacks is offline
 
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well now i got it working. in case anyone has the same problem: create a new style. then upload this style and install it. while installing choose "merge with other skin" (im not sure how its called in the english version. my acp is in german...) select your newly created skin. done

thx to dartho for the tip with the merged skins.

next question: has anybody a good idea how to deal with google adsense? the banners are much to big now :P
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  #143  
Old 17 Oct 2010, 10:47
dartho dartho is offline
 
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look at google adsense mobile. I posted up code in thr 3.8 version of a mobile skin somewhere on how to integrate it, but I'd be suprised if it hasn't changed and is much easier since then
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  #144  
Old 18 Oct 2010, 11:32
nike.stars nike.stars is offline
 
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@dartho
could you use the same paging system like vb standard styles in thread view so that user can choose first/last page instead of navigating it one by one?
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  #145  
Old 18 Oct 2010, 22:49
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Check post 103 - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=103
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  #146  
Old 19 Oct 2010, 05:01
nike.stars nike.stars is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
that's great, probably you should include it on next revision or attach this information on first post
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  #147  
Old 19 Oct 2010, 23:55
robbiefritz robbiefritz is offline
 
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I installed the xml it proceeded to merge templates and when complete, did not show a new style. Create a new style was selected at the time. Any ideas?
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  #148  
Old 20 Oct 2010, 12:33
dartho dartho is offline
 
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@nike - yeah, it's there waiting to be included, just a busy time of year for me at the moment

@robbie - Dunno - try again?
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  #149  
Old 24 Oct 2010, 23:45
Alex@Mk3OC Alex@Mk3OC is offline
 
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Having a problem with this style on my vb 4.0.8 test installation, when ever I try and post a thread or reply to a thread it gives me the following DB error:


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

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  #150  
Old 25 Oct 2010, 02:07
dartho dartho is offline
 
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That wouldn't be this style causing that, but it looks like it is related to the Options add-on that goes with this style. Try uninstalling, and then re-installing "Lightweight Style Options"

Also, read the "Notes" section of the first post in that thread ...
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