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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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  #811  
Old 22 Feb 2012, 10:30
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
I'm not sure what could be causing your issue. I could look at your site if you like?
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 13:12
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
If you could dartho that would be great.

I've had someone on the VB forum say they can view my site in the mobile style (I'm not sure what phone they are using) but the style doesn't come up on my iPhone 3GS..

I'll PM you now. Ty
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Old 24 Feb 2012, 01:23
paul07thebig paul07thebig is offline
 
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Only the homepage of the forums works for me? I click a thread and it goes to my normal style. Any ideas?
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  #814  
Old 24 Feb 2012, 07:26
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Yep - this: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-13851

Which I belive can be worked around by this http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...99#post2289299
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Old 24 Feb 2012, 13:01
Nirjonadda Nirjonadda is offline
 
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Real name: Md Tajirul Islam
vBulletin Message
This file was created using a different version of vBulletin from the one you are running.
Your version: 4.1.10
File version: 4.1.8
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  #816  
Old 24 Feb 2012, 13:19
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Correct.

However, should you wish to install this you can select 'Yes' on the "Ignore Style Version" option.
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  #817  
Old 26 Feb 2012, 05:10
ejup2009 ejup2009 is offline
 
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Real name: Edixon
magnifico trabajo.. funciona maravillosamente bien en la versịn 4.1.9.. la pagina web se visualiza muy rapida desde un BlackBerry.

Gracias... excelente aporte
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  #818  
Old 26 Feb 2012, 05:13
ejup2009 ejup2009 is offline
 
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Real name: Edixon
Originally Posted by Nirjonadda View Post
vBulletin Message
This file was created using a different version of vBulletin from the one you are running.
Your version: 4.1.10
File version: 4.1.8
edit file vbulletin-style-4.1.8-lightweight-1.0.3.xml using notepad and modify 4.1.8 by 4.1.10.

note : excuseme but I dont very much speak English. Thanks you.
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  #819  
Old 26 Feb 2012, 21:19
paul07thebig paul07thebig is offline
 
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Where would I found init.php?

Thanks
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  #820  
Old 26 Feb 2012, 21:21
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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In your includes folder.
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 21:54
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Hippy Hippy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by paul07thebig View Post
Where would I found init.php?

Thanks
includes folder
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  #822  
Old 28 Feb 2012, 06:55
sadiq6210 sadiq6210 is offline
 
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Real name: Sadiq
Can I use it in RTL forum?
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 08:34
dartho dartho is offline
 
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I have seen it installed in RTL forums, and it *looked* like it was working (I cannot read arabic) so I would guess the answer is yes.
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Old 29 Feb 2012, 00:25
ringo88 ringo88 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2010
Great Work!!

But I have a question. Appereantly since I installed this skin and made it the default choice for mobile devices I had a decrease in the mobile visits count from Google Analytics. I put the code in the headerinclude_bottom instead of headerinclude as suggested in many places (it works well with the other normal styles).

Is it right? Or is that the problem?? In which template do I have to put the G.Analytics code?

Thank you very much.

P.S.: Any way to show the ajax chatbox in this style??
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Old 29 Feb 2012, 05:01
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Dunno - check your site in the lightweight style and see if the Google Analytics code is there or not. I put it in the footer on mine, but I guess you could put it in the header

re: chatbox - probably, let us know when you work it out as others have asked from time to time.
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