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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: 6228
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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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  #196  
Old 05 Dec 2010, 21:56
RaceJunkie RaceJunkie is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Did you try the suggestion on the previous page? (post #167) If it doesnt work at first, also try substituting


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Thanks the second option done the trick..
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  #197  
Old 07 Dec 2010, 03:40
RaceJunkie RaceJunkie is offline
 
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If I select the PC Mode on my phone, I'm stuck using it. How to I get back to the Mobile version, if I have it disabled from the style chooser?
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Old 07 Dec 2010, 09:26
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Whats the point of removing it from the style chooser if you want to be able to select it?

If you have teh autodetect hack on (the version which allows override) in theory, closing all browser sessions and logging back into your site should re-enable teh autodetect bit. Clearing of cookies might be require - different browsers do different things :S
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  #199  
Old 11 Dec 2010, 15:34
barakuda barakuda is offline
 
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i've got this message in template admin section
The attempted merge failed due to conflicts
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File Type: jpg light.jpg (160.3 KB, 32 views)

Last edited by barakuda; 11 Dec 2010 at 15:39.
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  #200  
Old 11 Dec 2010, 22:54
dartho dartho is offline
 
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edit and save all of those without making any changes
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  #201  
Old 13 Dec 2010, 08:42
thieu.bocap thieu.bocap is offline
 
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How to resize image in post this style?
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  #202  
Old 14 Dec 2010, 14:25
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Is this compatible with 4.1 as well?
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  #203  
Old 14 Dec 2010, 15:17
slehmann slehmann is offline
 
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anyway this would work with a 3.6 version of vb or is there to big of a gap in the versions. anything similar to this skin for 3.6.
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  #204  
Old 14 Dec 2010, 22:53
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by thieu.bocap View Post
How to resize image in post this style?
You could try adding a replacement variable in this style as follow:
search for: <img
replace with: <img style="max-width: 200px; max-height: 200px;"
?

Originally Posted by FractalizeR View Post
Is this compatible with 4.1 as well?
Yes, as far as I know

Originally Posted by slehmann View Post
anyway this would work with a 3.6 version of vb or is there to big of a gap in the versions. anything similar to this skin for 3.6.
Too different, I have however mostly back ported to 3.8 and will probably release that which *may* be compatible with 3.6
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  #205  
Old 14 Dec 2010, 23:11
slehmann slehmann is offline
 
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Would be interested, I'll check back for updates.
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  #206  
Old 16 Dec 2010, 23:20
TITAN-UZ TITAN-UZ is offline
 
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how to add thanks button
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  #207  
Old 17 Dec 2010, 00:12
dartho dartho is offline
 
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thanks for what?
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  #208  
Old 17 Dec 2010, 06:38
Cyamia Cyamia is offline
 
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When I try to import lightweight-vbulletin-style-1.0.1.xml in admin cp, I am getting an error message: "Invalid File Specified"

What may have happened?

Do you think I did anything wrong when I uploaded the css.php file into forum root on my server?

Thank you in advance for your help.

UPDATE: OOPSS!! I was on the wrong place: products instead of style. Everyone should be careful when doing this

Last edited by Cyamia; 17 Dec 2010 at 07:05.
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  #209  
Old 17 Dec 2010, 08:20
TITAN-UZ TITAN-UZ is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
thanks for what?


Post thanks!
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Old 17 Dec 2010, 08:55
dartho dartho is offline
 
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you're welcome!
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