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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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  #781  
Old 06 Feb 2012, 21:08
F&R F&R is offline
 
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Hi Dartho

your suggestion to remove <base href="{vb:raw vboptions.bburl}/" /> from the headinclude didn't work I'm afraid.

there is this vBulletin bug which has a fix, but I am unsure where to implement it in your code or even if it applies!

Thanks for the header idea, I have since moved it down into some white space where pudgy fingers on a small screen can hit it without zooming.
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  #782  
Old 06 Feb 2012, 22:36
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by F&R View Post
Hi Dartho

your suggestion to remove <base href="{vb:raw vboptions.bburl}/" /> from the headinclude didn't work I'm afraid.

there is this vBulletin bug which has a fix, but I am unsure where to implement it in your code or even if it applies!

Thanks for the header idea, I have since moved it down into some white space where pudgy fingers on a small screen can hit it without zooming.
Check here for a fix to that:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...99#post2289299
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Old 06 Feb 2012, 22:44
F&R F&R is offline
 
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My bad, I was searching in templates, forgot to read the instructions.... Works now, ta muchly!
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Old 07 Feb 2012, 19:53
sevak sevak is offline
 
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not working on 4.1.10 saying its only for 4.1.8..
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Old 07 Feb 2012, 20:29
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Ozymandyus Ozymandyus is offline
 
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Originally Posted by sevak View Post
not working on 4.1.10 saying its only for 4.1.8..
Just click the option to ignore version when you're doing the import. Problem solved.
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  #786  
Old 07 Feb 2012, 21:20
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Hippy Hippy is offline
 
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working 100% with all versions including vb4.1.10
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Old 12 Feb 2012, 01:29
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Hostboard Hostboard is offline
 
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My users are really enjoying this Some of them however still want to use the "PC Style". When they select this the style changes, but upon their next selection it reverts back to the mobile version. Any way to change that behavior?
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Old 12 Feb 2012, 01:57
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Hippy Hippy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hostboard View Post
My users are really enjoying this Some of them however still want to use the "PC Style". When they select this the style changes, but upon their next selection it reverts back to the mobile version. Any way to change that behavior?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...99#post2289299

I don't even see pc style on mine but I know this it what dartho says will fix it a couple posts back
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  #789  
Old 15 Feb 2012, 08:54
Breixo Breixo is offline
 
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It also shows an "Invalid File Specified" message when trying to install this style on vB4.1.10, any idea why?
Thanks!
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  #790  
Old 15 Feb 2012, 13:00
dartho dartho is offline
 
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clear your browser cache and download again and make sure you are using style manager, not product manager

Last edited by dartho; 15 Feb 2012 at 13:12.
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  #791  
Old 15 Feb 2012, 13:24
Breixo Breixo is offline
 
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Ups! Sorry, I just used the product manager. Now it works.
thanks!
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  #792  
Old 17 Feb 2012, 08:36
wtfaatp wtfaatp is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
If you wish to make this change manually, edit init.php and
search for:

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

and replace with

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

and search for

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

and replace with


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
People are saying this logs them our every time the make a selection on the website..?
Basicly if they switch over the the "Full Site" they cant stay logged in> :\ Get the thank you for logging in and everything but when the return to the forum.php they are logged out.
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  #793  
Old 17 Feb 2012, 09:14
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Are you saying this change to init.php does that?
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Old 17 Feb 2012, 13:09
wtfaatp wtfaatp is offline
 
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No one said anything until I did it..

Either that or no one noticed till recent..

Either way it is happening tested this morning :\
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Old 17 Feb 2012, 14:45
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Those changes to init.php are direct from vBulletin to fix a vBuletin bug - nothing to do with me as such. Try reverting the changes and see what happens then.
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