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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 13 Mar 2012, 04:38
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Same answer as the first time you asked, Filgga
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Link me to a copy and I can look when I get a chance
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Old 13 Mar 2012, 04:50
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Same answer as the first time you asked, Filgga
Done,

Thanks.
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  #873  
Old 14 Mar 2012, 06:42
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Update vbulletin 4.1.11?
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Old 14 Mar 2012, 11:38
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works fine with vb4.1.11
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Old 11 Apr 2012, 22:15
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Quote (Reply) is broken in vb 4.1.12

doesnt quote!
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Old 14 Apr 2012, 12:35
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I've got this running, but I was wondering if it is possible to move the lightweight.css.php file to another location, rather than root?

Would I have to edit something in the templates or xml file?

Why would I want to ask this? Not all Admins on our board have root access, but access to different parts of the server, based on their interests/expertise. It would be good to give the person responsible for styling access to the CSS file, without giving them root access.

EDIT: Never mind. I got it.

Use 'Replacement Variable Manager' in ACP.

Replace:

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

with

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

...and then move the lightweight.css.php file to that location.

You'll then need to edit the CSS file 'Logo Image Location' to locate the logo image from root (as it's no longer relative). So, in my case:

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

...or wherever you want to put it. There's probably an easier way.

Great mod by the way. Very impressive.

Last edited by tambo; 14 Apr 2012 at 13:19.
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Old 14 Apr 2012, 17:52
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Lightbulb

Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
Quote (Reply) is broken in vb 4.1.12

doesnt quote!
Yes, on 4.1.12, clicking quote on mobile style wont include the quoted message.

However i think the add reputation page is somehow broken?
Because i modify the postbit template on lightweight style, and add a link to :

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

But when i opened that page, i see no "Approve" / "Disapprove" radioboxes and the submit button.
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 05:22
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dear dartho,

how to fix this? my vbul. 4.1.12
1. on 4.1.12, clicking quote on mobile style wont include the quoted message.
2. empty page, there are no 1, 2, 3 ... . see the attachment.
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Last edited by etca; 17 Apr 2012 at 23:23. Reason: attach pic
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Old 17 Apr 2012, 00:44
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I just updated my test site (vbdev.org) and have none of the problems reported above? Anyone else?

@Semprot - if you want to try and add reputation, the button code would be something like this:

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

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Old 17 Apr 2012, 03:32
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I just updated my test site (vbdev.org) and have none of the problems reported above? Anyone else?

@Semprot - if you want to try and add reputation, the button code would be something like this:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
I just installed lightweight on a fresh installation of 4.1.12 on my local server and the problem gone.

I uploaded lightweight style as a new style on my forum, and the problem gone.
But the other weird thing is, i can not delete old lightweight style because vbulletin 4.1.12 assume it as "Default style" and i got this message "The default style set within the vBulletin Options cannot be deleted. Please change this before attempting to delete the style.".

Even on style manager, it is grouped together with "Default Mobile Style" that came default on vb installation (see the attachment for the image).
So i looked at the "style" table, my old lightweight style has "mobile" as the value of the "type" column. I changed it to "standard", and i can delete it.

And when i went to admincp > options > Style & Language Settings
On "Default Style for Old Mobile Browsers" & "Default Style for Modern Mobile Browsers", i can not select the new lightweight style. Its not there. I think vb 4.1.12 only displays styles that has "mobile" as the value of the "type" columns there.

I think it is vb 4.1.12 bug
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Last edited by semprot; 17 Apr 2012 at 03:41.
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  #881  
Old 17 Apr 2012, 14:41
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More update :
  • if i upload lightweight style as normal style (i didnt select mobile as parent), quote is working, but it wont appear on "Style & Language Settings" >> "Default Style for Old Mobile Browsers"
  • If i upload it as mobile style, quote is not working, but it will appear on "Style & Language Settings" >> "Default Style for Old Mobile Browsers".
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Old 18 Apr 2012, 10:09
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Originally Posted by semprot View Post
if i upload lightweight style as normal style (i didnt select mobile as parent), quote is working, but it wont appear on "Style & Language Settings" >> "Default Style for Old Mobile Browsers"
You could use http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=249339, I have it installed and there you could set this style as default.

I tested it on computer, not mobile phone, so I'm not sure that this style will actually get selected for mobile devices.
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Old 18 Apr 2012, 21:11
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Originally Posted by semprot View Post
More update :
  • if i upload lightweight style as normal style (i didnt select mobile as parent), quote is working, but it wont appear on "Style & Language Settings" >> "Default Style for Old Mobile Browsers"
  • If i upload it as mobile style, quote is not working, but it will appear on "Style & Language Settings" >> "Default Style for Old Mobile Browsers".
Yip, quotes dont work if style is parent of mobile styles default

does work if it has no parent.
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Old 19 Apr 2012, 21:26
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cancel that, i still dont have this working
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Old 20 Apr 2012, 11:02
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Strange. I installed as new style, after that I deleted old one. Quoting works for me, only I changed phrase from reply to reply_with_quote (postbit_legacy).

I didn't noticed problems so far, but it's still too early to tell for sure that there are no problems.
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