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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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Old 15 Apr 2013, 12:54
broncoshq broncoshq is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
It's a real shame this can't work with addons. I would love to be able to use dragonbyte's Thanks/Likes addon, and a few others.

Anyway to make them work easily?
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Old 17 Apr 2013, 11:22
dartho dartho is offline
 
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ain't nothing I can do if I don't know what you are talking about. links to the hacks you are asking about would go a long way ...


Originally Posted by broncoshq View Post
It's a real shame this can't work with addons. I would love to be able to use dragonbyte's Thanks/Likes addon, and a few others.

Anyway to make them work easily?
No it's not, it's a real benefit for me. Means hacks in the full style don;t get in the way on mobile devices. Just put the hooks and code that you need for hacks in the appropriate templates.

Originally Posted by tareqbd View Post
They cannot tell further about it. Only the coder of the style can work.
tareqbd - re your PM, I'm not sure without manually looking through the templates which I'm sure you are capable of doing
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 04:23
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Filgga Filgga is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
That's not using the new_reply template that comes with this style, or you have an add-on doing stuff. The new_reply template should be:


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check differences and/or overwrite yours with that and see how you go
Reply with QUOTE removes all formatting (paragraphs). Tried all fixes proposed on this thread in vain.

Edited newreply template with same codes as above but couldn't work!

Pls advise
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  #1024  
Old 19 Apr 2013, 04:31
tareqbd tareqbd is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
ain't nothing I can do if I don't know what you are talking about. links to the hacks you are asking about would go a long way ...




No it's not, it's a real benefit for me. Means hacks in the full style don;t get in the way on mobile devices. Just put the hooks and code that you need for hacks in the appropriate templates.



tareqbd - re your PM, I'm not sure without manually looking through the templates which I'm sure you are capable of doing
OK. Can you help me by saying which major templates I have to go thru in order to save the time.
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 23:59
dartho dartho is offline
 
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@tareqbd - the templates whose name appear in bold would be 'major' templates

@filgga - I can not reproduce this and looking at your site, the only quoted posts I see do have paragraphs ... Are you sure about this issue?
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 03:58
tareqbd tareqbd is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
@tareqbd - the templates whose name appear in bold would be 'major' templates
Sorry! I did not get you. Where can I find the bold names for 'major' templates.
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 04:37
dartho dartho is offline
 
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In the style manager in admincp...

Sorry, that was meant to be CAPS not bold
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 04:48
letipro letipro is offline
 
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Real name: Nam Lee
please update to 4.2.1
thank
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  #1029  
Old 21 Apr 2013, 18:19
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Real name: J
Dartho, any way of adding a reputation/like link to the style?
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  #1030  
Old 24 Apr 2013, 11:45
thenamesgould thenamesgould is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
I'm using this style for my mobile site, and I've just enabled Blogs on my site. When you go to a blog on the phone, it stays in the mobile site and is totally unreadable. I do have it set to use the normal style for Blogs in the admin settings.

Does anyone know what's going on ... or is there a way to overwrite the mobile blog style with the regular style?
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Old 25 Apr 2013, 16:33
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
@filgga - I can not reproduce this and looking at your site, the only quoted posts I see do have paragraphs ... Are you sure about this issue?
@dartho,

I'm trying to reproduce the theme to get it work with vB 4.2.1 and the navigation thing (which is fine in the new skin).

Generally, the new theme works with no errors except the <br /> issue which is a big pain to me.

Followed the details here but it did not solve my issue!
Q. I see <br /> instead of line breaks when quoting, full reply
A. See post: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=617
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  #1032  
Old 25 Apr 2013, 23:19
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Did you also Try the plugin referred to in that post?
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Old 28 Apr 2013, 20:56
rughis rughis is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Real name: Fabrizio
Hi Dartho, I've a problem with "Who's on line" after 4.2.1 migration
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  #1034  
Old 28 Apr 2013, 23:03
dartho dartho is offline
 
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What's the problem?
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  #1035  
Old 30 Apr 2013, 22:55
tOtherBlack tOtherBlack is offline
 
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Hello,

Writing a message board does not seem active. How can I fix this problem?

I'm bad speak english
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