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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 01 Jun 2013, 19:10
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Some hooks are in place, others aren't. If you search the templates for "hook" you'll find which ones are and can remove them if you need. In regards to the blank line bewteen 1st/2nd post, I couldn;t see that on your site or mine?
cheers will take a look, the space was from an advert mate, all sorted on that issue

Edit: had a look and theres only 4 templates that have hook in it and none of them are for private message section.. Done a couple screenies...

With vbsuper pm's on it does not show a pm list!
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Old 01 Jun 2013, 19:17
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Originally Posted by Shaybloom View Post
How do i make this the default mobile theme?
Right now its the default vbulletin mobile theme that comes default for mobile
I had some troubles with this too, I think I overwrote the default mobile style or try and add as a style to the mobile and make sure in the settings 'Style & Language Settings' its set to your mobile style you want.
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Old 04 Jun 2013, 20:58
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Old 08 Jun 2013, 21:32
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Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
Also in 4.2.1 there is 'array' showing on users online link
I get the 'array' when trying to view the poll voters
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Old 09 Jun 2013, 09:43
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Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
cheers will take a look, the space was from an advert mate, all sorted on that issue

Edit: had a look and theres only 4 templates that have hook in it and none of them are for private message section.. Done a couple screenies...

With vbsuper pm's on it does not show a pm list!
I would guess that vbsuper uses its own alternate templates for displaying private messages and that those templates don't exist in this style, even if they did exist through inheritance, they'd likely not be mobile suitable?
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Old 13 Jun 2013, 16:54
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I would guess that vbsuper uses its own alternate templates for displaying private messages and that those templates don't exist in this style, even if they did exist through inheritance, they'd likely not be mobile suitable?
dartho any suggestion on why the word array comes up when looking at poll voter history?
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Old 15 Jun 2013, 22:48
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Originally Posted by Filgga View Post
Superb! I know, many will benefit from this... Do I add the code onto the above code and look like:

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?

Thanks for your prompt response
none of this worked for me... running 4.2.1

I added the plugin but as soon as i clicked back onto forum link it brought up the default style when choosing 'mobile' in the style chooser it wouldnt change it back
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Old 15 Jun 2013, 23:06
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I would guess that vbsuper uses its own alternate templates for displaying private messages and that those templates don't exist in this style, even if they did exist through inheritance, they'd likely not be mobile suitable?
Never had time to look as complaints flooded in that PM's were not working, i would say 40% of users on my site use this style
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Old 16 Jun 2013, 04:23
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Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
none of this worked for me... running 4.2.1

I added the plugin but as soon as i clicked back onto forum link it brought up the default style when choosing 'mobile' in the style chooser it wouldnt change it back
I just successfully tested this on a 4.2.1 site. Try logging out and testing as a guest or standard user.
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Old 16 Jun 2013, 04:30
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Originally Posted by edytwinky View Post
dartho any suggestion on why the word array comes up when looking at poll voter history?
Edit the pollresult template and replace the contents with this:


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Old 16 Jun 2013, 05:46
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Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
Also in 4.2.1 there is 'array' showing on users online link
ediy WHOSONLINE template and replace
<span>{vb:raw onlinebits}</span>

with


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Old 20 Jun 2013, 16:11
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Edit the pollresult template and replace the contents with this:


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Fixed. Thanks!
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  #1063  
Old 12 Jul 2013, 06:32
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mobile logo

We downloaded the new Lightweight for vb4.2.1 as you said a few weeks ago.

I can't get our logo to show at the top . Is there a size limit? I'm pretty sure I have the right directory and titlename path. Does the logo have to have a certain name?

Thanks!
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Old 14 Jul 2013, 01:59
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edit the lightweight.css.php file and search for $Logo="images/misc/mobilelogo.png"; and modify accordingly, or edit/overwrite the images/misc/mobilelogo.png file itself
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Old 14 Jul 2013, 03:42
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I overwrote the image but it didn't work. The little cell phone is gone but my logo isn't there.

UPDATE: the image was named mobile.png. I renamed my logo and all is well!

THANKS!

Last edited by Guest200721; 14 Jul 2013 at 03:53.
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