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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: 894
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 6218
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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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  #376  
Old 10 May 2011, 16:58
grc grc is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Sure, edit a template and insert a ink - where did you want the link to appear? Currently I think usernames in threads are linked to profile pages, there isn;t much to see on teh profile page though ...
I was trying to get it to play nice with the thanks mod which displays "thanks" users have received on their "My Profile" page. Unfortunately, that information is in a tab and when I link to it in this style it automatically gives the first tab and doesn't even show the other tabs.
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  #377  
Old 10 May 2011, 23:43
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Yeah - this is a pretty cut back style without all the usual hooks and content. If you want to add in stuf like that, you're going to have to do it manually by editing the profile templates or modifying the 'Thanks' plugins to also work with this style.
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  #378  
Old 16 May 2011, 15:40
hilfe-forum hilfe-forum is offline
 
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Location: http://www.alpha-board.eu
Real name: http://www.alpha-board.eu
top style...
But in this style google analytics not work...
Why?
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  #379  
Old 16 May 2011, 19:35
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Sure? How have you implemented google analytics?

I would recommend vbSeo integration.
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  #380  
Old 18 May 2011, 01:03
hilfe-forum hilfe-forum is offline
 
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Location: http://www.alpha-board.eu
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great Style!
But dont work with VBSEO


make my links from:

http://www.hilfe-forum.eu/tutorials-...r-hamachi.html

to

http://www.hilfe-forum.eu/showthread...39#post1386439

so can´t use with VBSEO
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  #381  
Old 28 May 2011, 19:34
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Hi I am wondering if you can help anyway with this.

I have created a page on facebook for my site and what I wanted to do was create a sneak preview tab of the mobile version in a iframe to show within my facebook page.

The above is all fine and I have that working.

I want to display the mobile version of my site i.e this mod as it looks clean and fits nicely in the page, so to do that I am calling this url - www.mywebsite.co.uk/forum.php?styleid=7

Which is fine and displays the mobile version, the thing is if I log in via the iframe on my facebook page it reverts back to my normal style (non mobile).

Is there a way to create a URL so when it is called it sticks to the mobile version?

I don't know if any of the above is possible but thought I would ask her as you made this mod so would know it better than anyone else.

I appreciate any help..
Thanks
J
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  #382  
Old 28 May 2011, 23:04
dartho dartho is offline
 
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That'd be more of a vbulletin issue than a style issue, and I'm not sure why, or how to work around. Have you tested with a user account?
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  #383  
Old 29 May 2011, 20:06
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Works very well with vB 4.1.4
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Old 31 May 2011, 11:43
djawir djawir is offline
 
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attachment problem on vbulletin 4.1.3 + vbseo + unixy varnish cache

cant download attachment, always redirect to login page
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Old 31 May 2011, 16:16
djawir djawir is offline
 
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fixed varnish cache issue not style issue
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  #386  
Old 01 Jun 2011, 11:25
Mooff Mooff is offline
 
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First i want to thank you for your great work. The lightweight style really is blazing fast.

Secondly i want to present the adjustment we made on our board hopeing to improve the usability considering every button is pressed by a huge finger instead of a small mouse on a smartphone display.

I'm not so much talking about the optical changes we made.

We have made one big technical change throughout the whole style. Instead of using text based links, we are using the whole div as a link, which immediately increases the clickable area, as shown on the attached screenshot. The whole grey area now functions as a link.

Here is a live demo: http://www.united-forum.de/?styleid=84


Just wanted to let you know and hope you are interested in including the technical change, since that would save us work (template changes) during an update.


previous-code:

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(sidenode, removing the img was purely cosmetic and has nothing to do with the technical change)
additional technical change in the css file:

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For the thread view, the other links (lastpost etc.) do need z-index: 2, to be in front of the spanlink (which can be done via css) and these changes need to be made in about 10? or more templates. If someone is interested and my information is unclear, just ask.

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  #387  
Old 01 Jun 2011, 20:41
Winter Sonata Winter Sonata is offline
 
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Hello

Does this style recognize small devices ? or shall one change the defulat one once you enter the site ?

Thanks
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  #388  
Old 02 Jun 2011, 05:17
CardMafia CardMafia is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Winter Sonata View Post
Hello

Does this style recognize small devices ? or shall one change the defulat one once you enter the site ?

Thanks
Set this style as the default for mobile devices in your admincp
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  #389  
Old 02 Jun 2011, 09:25
jerde jerde is offline
 
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Has anyone pursued to make this fully CMS compatible?

Dartho, how much donation would it take to get this done for CMS?
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  #390  
Old 02 Jun 2011, 12:05
dartho dartho is offline
 
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@Mooff - I'll have a look into that, thanks for the suggestion and code
@Sonata - what Card+++++ said! (this is just a style - no inbuilt detection, but VB has that)
@jerde - I've done some custom work on CMS for a specific site, but doubt this is directly transferable as the CMS's can be customised so much, so I have no plans at the moment on actually doing the CMS at present.
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