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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: 895
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 6248
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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 05 Jan 2012, 09:12
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I don;t know - ask your ad provider.
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Old 08 Jan 2012, 17:16
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Originally Posted by flussmitteldj View Post
how can i smaller the banner for the mobile style?
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Old 09 Jan 2012, 23:24
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Okay I replaced the mobilelogo.png file with my own reduced header.png. It still shows the Mobile header. What am I missing.

https://host261.hostmonster.com:2083...eurl=&basedir=
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Old 10 Jan 2012, 04:59
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Okay I replaced the mobilelogo.png file with my own reduced header.png. It still shows the Mobile header. What am I missing.

https://host261.hostmonster.com:2083...eurl=&basedir=
Okay this is a delayed reaction like I had before. I uploaded some files to the c-panel before and it took sometime before I saw the changes. I finally saw my header.png on my phone. I replaced the mobilelogo.png in the images/misc folder and it finally worked.
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Old 10 Jan 2012, 22:35
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Great style, installed. Dartho, are you available for a small chat via PM? (it's not a support issue don't worry ). I tried to PM you but your inbox is kinda full.

tnx!
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Old 10 Jan 2012, 23:37
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I just deleted a couple PMs
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PM sent!
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 22:41
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Just marking a milestone - this is now the most 'installed' style for VB4
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 22:58
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Just marking a milestone - this is now the most 'installed' style for VB4
And rightfully so, my users absolutely love it! It's so nice to never have to give any thought to any official vB mobile styles, which are probably buggy anyway.


I'm about to update to 4.1.10 and notice a lot of stuff was changed that might affect styles. Is anyone running this style on 4.1.10 yet, and are there any issues with doing so?
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 23:22
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still running on the latest .. be sure not to update templates
after upgraded it will say there is a S-load of templates out of date ..
do not revert them
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 00:33
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If you do update and get all those out of date template messages, to clear them you could edit and save each one without actually making changes or you could run the following query on your database:

UPDATE template SET version = '4.1.10', mergestatus = 'none' WHERE styleid=XX;

change XX to the styleid number of the lightweight style and 4.1.10 to whatever the version number currently is.
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 02:03
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I just reverted them all to get rid of the alerts, then reinstalled the xml file.
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 02:38
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@yanref - still not sure what is causing your issue and no reports of anyone else with the same. Have you tried disabling all add-ons and plugins and testing? (do this in AdminCP->Settings->Options->Plugin/Hook System->Enable Plugin/Hook System = No)

@snakes - whilst yanref has other issues, it stays on the lightweight style for me when visiting his site from my PC and phone. my test site at vbdev.org doesn't have issues either. At any rate, I guess it would be a vBulletin problem if it couldn't maintain a style across pages ...
have tried this, still no joy?
when im on the lightweight style, the url is, gamers-asylum/forum.php , which is fine.
i click on any thread, i get this, gamers-asylum/forumdisplay.php , which is not correct?
click the same thread on a normal theme you get this, "gamers-asylum/forumdisplay.php?4-PS3-Games", which is correct.

any ideas why it is not showing the correct url.
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 07:43
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have you tried re-installling the style fresh?
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Old 15 Jan 2012, 08:46
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yes, i removed all, then reinstalled,.

also removed again last night, updated to vb 4.1.10 then reinstalled and still no joy.
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