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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 14 Jul 2013, 14:05
jramos1973 jramos1973 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by The Rocketeer View Post
Hi, I think we are finally ready to move on to the default vBulletin theme, But before that I wanted to share the vB CMS Article pages, I saved these two files, AFAIK this worked well with our CMS and should work with your too.

All the best and thanks for the Style and effort.
Thanks you, very much.. installed in web page NewGenteBlackBerry

PD : Excuse me for Bad English.. I Donīt Speak English very well..

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Old 30 Jul 2013, 16:10
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craigvm craigvm is offline
 
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hi i was using this but decided to change colors and messed them up so i removed it but when i try to upload it again i get this server error


Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator to inform of the time the error occurred and of anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Web Server at fordmodified.co.uk

any idea why
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Old 30 Jul 2013, 23:20
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Are you re-uploading the lightweight.css.php file also? Messing this file up could possibly cause server errors as as simple as it is, it is still PHP.

If you are uploading it - try deleting it and seeing if you then get errors - you should get a very simple bland style - and then upload a fresh copy again and see how it goes.
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Old 31 Jul 2013, 07:54
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Are you re-uploading the lightweight.css.php file also? Messing this file up could possibly cause server errors as as simple as it is, it is still PHP.

If you are uploading it - try deleting it and seeing if you then get errors - you should get a very simple bland style - and then upload a fresh copy again and see how it goes.
just tried m8 and still the same
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Old 02 Aug 2013, 03:44
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Which did you try? Removing the lightweight.css.php or replacing it? If you get errors after removing it, your problem lies elsewhere...
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Old 02 Aug 2013, 11:32
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Which did you try? Removing the lightweight.css.php or replacing it? If you get errors after removing it, your problem lies elsewhere...
yes i tried both and as said every other theme installs fine
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Old 05 Aug 2013, 19:49
Bob Meta Bob Meta is offline
 
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I apologize if this has been asked earlier, but I could not find it while scanning through earlier posts. I have installed this style for our forums and it works perfectly and had no issues with the install. However, I can't find a "register" button anywhere on this style, so new users need to go to the Full Site in order to register. Am I missing something?

Thank you for the style!

Currently using vB 4.2.1
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Old 06 Aug 2013, 21:36
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
just install this one as a new desktop style
Pretty new with this, but I wanted to give it a shot...

I think I did everything correctly...I put the contents of the "upload" folder on their corresponding folders on my FTP site.

I tried making it both a desktop style and a mobile style; however, both times I got the error saying it was made for 4.1.8.

I went into the xml file and changed it to 4.2.1....will that mess anything up (saved as a mobile style)?
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Old 06 Aug 2013, 22:00
dartho dartho is offline
 
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That shouldn't mess things up - but you have an option to ignore version when importing, although there might be changes since 4.1.8 not compatible with 4.2.1

@Bob Meta - sorry, I never did the registration screens
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Old 07 Aug 2013, 17:27
Bob Meta Bob Meta is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
@Bob Meta - sorry, I never did the registration screens
Thank you for the response! I did notice that first time users will see the "If this is your first visit, be sure to check out...etc" message, and that does include a registration link. The registration form appears to be functional, although formatting is a bit off.

Do you have plans to add a more permanent registration link/page in the future?

Edit: I would like to add that despite not having a registration link, I still far prefer this mobile style over vb default. It's faster and MUCH easier to navigate.

Last edited by Bob Meta; 07 Aug 2013 at 17:59.
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Old 08 Aug 2013, 08:46
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Can I do something to fix?
I don't use vB Mobile Style. Uninstalling it can fix the problem or I have to do something else?

Thank you for your help
Hi Dartho, I've tried to further understand the problem, but without success

I deleted vB Mobile Style and I reinstalled the lightweight style from scratch, but now I receive the message "Array" on whoisonline.

Edit: SOLVED!!!

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=1061

Last edited by rughis; 08 Aug 2013 at 09:01.
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 02:14
heyzeus909 heyzeus909 is offline
 
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Is there any way for an option to upload/attach pictures? A 'manage attachments' button, or a link - anything would be great.
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 11:56
dartho dartho is offline
 
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adding attachments is already an option...
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 22:15
heyzeus909 heyzeus909 is offline
 
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I only see the option when submitting a new thread, not when replying.

Example
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Old 13 Aug 2013, 20:39
trigatch4 trigatch4 is offline
 
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Any chance you would update your vB 3.8.7 style to look more like this?

I've been scouring the web for days looking for a suitable 3.8.7 mobile style but pretty much everything is horrendous and our site is too large and customized to move to 4.X+

Would pay to have this done...

Last edited by trigatch4; 13 Aug 2013 at 20:51.
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