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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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  #991  
Old 18 Mar 2013, 15:24
Marco Aurelio Marco Aurelio is offline
 
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Hi dartho, thanks for your lightweight!

Please, help me! In vBulletin 4.2, this:

{vb:raw post.post_thanks_bit}

doesn't work! How can I fix?
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  #992  
Old 18 Mar 2013, 20:08
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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I have but one question before I install this. How is it better than the standard vb mobile style?

Thanks for your effort and work.
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  #993  
Old 18 Mar 2013, 22:14
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Well, I think that you should install it and see differences for yourself.

In my opinion, dartho's style is much better, I use it when I'm on mobile internet and don't need vB mobile style at all. But, it all comes down to your own tastes.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 16:45
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Originally Posted by etca View Post
dear dartho,

how to fix this? my vbul. 4.1.12

2. empty page, there are no 1, 2, 3 ... . see the attachment.
How did you solve this?
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 23:15
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Filgga View Post
How did you solve this?
Looks like he did here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...46#post2322346
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  #996  
Old 20 Mar 2013, 02:23
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Originally Posted by Marco Aurelio View Post
Hi dartho, thanks for your lightweight!

Please, help me! In vBulletin 4.2, this:

{vb:raw post.post_thanks_bit}

doesn't work! How can I fix?
search post thanks in this thread youll find the code for the whole mod to work..
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  #997  
Old 20 Mar 2013, 04:43
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
Well, I think that you should install it and see differences for yourself.

In my opinion, dartho's style is much better, I use it when I'm on mobile internet and don't need vB mobile style at all. But, it all comes down to your own tastes.
In most cases that is exactly what I do. But usually an alternative will have listed advantages i.e. does this or that work or look better than the original.
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Old 20 Mar 2013, 04:52
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GaryT View Post
In most cases that is exactly what I do. But usually an alternative will have listed advantages i.e. does this or that work or look better than the original.
There is no comparison as there was no vBulletin mobile style when I made this one. I'm not sure if vBulletin listed advantages / comparisons to this one when they release their alternative though
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Old 20 Mar 2013, 11:22
Marco Aurelio Marco Aurelio is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hippy View Post
search post thanks in this thread youll find the code for the whole mod to work..
Sorry, but this:

Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Integrating Abe1's post thanks add-on into the lightweight style.

replace the following templates with the code provided (in the lightweight style only!!)
post_thanks_box

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post_thanks_button

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post_thanks_postbit

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Edit both the postbit & postbit_legacy templates as follows

Search for:

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Add the following immediately above:

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Then go to end of template and paste in:

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and your done!
doesn't work after upgrade to vBulletin 4.2, because I don't see {vb:raw post.post_thanks_bit}. I write that code in template, but it doesn't appear on forum, so I don't know who thanked.
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Old 20 Mar 2013, 14:29
dartho dartho is offline
 
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You haven't really given us enough info to help, but I would guess you need to redo the post bit template edits
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Old 20 Mar 2013, 22:50
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Originally Posted by Marco Aurelio View Post
Sorry, but this:



doesn't work after upgrade to vBulletin 4.2, because I don't see {vb:raw post.post_thanks_bit}. I write that code in template, but it doesn't appear on forum, so I don't know who thanked.
still works for me ..
check your work over
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Old 25 Mar 2013, 07:23
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
There's no direct fix for this? I've some customizations made and re-installing the same to fix this minor bug seems to be painful



BTW, have you managed to get vBSEO Like system compatible with it?
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Old 25 Mar 2013, 22:46
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Sorry but I I don't have vbseo so can not look at this. But if it is just a matter of some hooks needing to be added to templates it would be trivial to do if you could find out which hooks are used by the vbseo hack.

You could export the style from your site, including your customisations, and re-install that as per the suggested 'fix' ?
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Old 26 Mar 2013, 08:23
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Sorry but I I don't have vbseo so can not look at this. But if it is just a matter of some hooks needing to be added to templates it would be trivial to do if you could find out which hooks are used by the vbseo hack.
Yeah, loud n clear

You could export the style from your site, including your customisations, and re-install that as per the suggested 'fix' ?
Yep, this fixes the problem but another problem rises:
1. If installed as a Standard skin, then the error is fixed!
2. If installed as a mobile skin, the same error comes

Problem: Using vB's default style assignment the theme doesn't appear to be selective under Settings > Options > Style & Language Settings (for mobile themes)

I bet, this' not your fault. vB team was supposed to allow any skin from standard to mobile can be selected to be assigned for mobile users. I see no point of forcing someone to categorize them (IMHO)

What's your suggestion?
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  #1005  
Old 27 Mar 2013, 03:25
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vBulletin messed things up for this style when the seperated mobile and standard styles.

If you want to use VB detection and simply apply one style to advanced mobile devices, one style to basic mobile devices and a default style to everyone and allow people to select their own style (assuming they are already allowed to do this on your site) and still allow admin to pick any style they want, the following should do it.

Create a plugin on style_fetch with the following code being sure to enter in teh styleids you want for mobile, advanced mobile and default styles:


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