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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
Developer Last Online: Sep 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.1.8 Rating: (96 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 867
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 5716
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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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  #796  
Old 19 Feb 2012, 17:23
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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Dartho for some reason I am having trouble with this style and another mod ESB - http://www.midwiferyonline.co.uk/forum.php?styleid=8

I don't get why the sidebar is showing up in the mobile style..?
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  #797  
Old 19 Feb 2012, 21:03
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Mods will generally apply to all styles, plugins don;t discriminate. If you have this sidebar mod http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=233871 it apparenly has options to disable it within certain styles. Otherwise, link me to which one you are using.
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  #798  
Old 19 Feb 2012, 21:06
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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Yep that's the one I have but the gold version. I'll have a look through the options now to see if I can find it.
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Old 19 Feb 2012, 21:09
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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Ah lovely, I've done it. Ta
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Old 19 Feb 2012, 23:14
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dartho..........................
Just wanted to shout out here and thank you once again for the great style (kills vb's ) and your great support...
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Old 20 Feb 2012, 09:02
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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My Iphone doesn't detect this style when viewing in safari? How Can I get this to be enabled on all mobile phones but exclude the ipad?

I only want users to use this style or use my tapatalk app. I really don't want any mobile phones viewing the desktop version of my site as its is just not configured for phones.

Also did you manage to include the CMS? I know you talked about it quite a while back.
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Old 20 Feb 2012, 10:01
dartho dartho is offline
 
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WHat are you using for detection? There are bugs with teh detection side of things under the last few versions of vBulletin 4. vBulletin's fix for this is a previous page http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...99#post2289299

CMS is not straight forward as far as I can tell - go back a few pages and you'll find an attached CMS style you can try out (in a test style or site! - Not live )
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  #803  
Old 20 Feb 2012, 10:14
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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I have no idea what I'm using for detection.. Lol.

I originally installed this style like a year ago, so I can't remember what I've done but just recently deleted the style as I originally merged the newesy with the oldest and it screwed up. I have just reinstalled the latest style.

What detection script should I be using? (Will have a look at that link now). ty
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  #804  
Old 20 Feb 2012, 11:19
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Nowadays I generaly tell people to use vBulletin's built in one - then I don't have to support it
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  #805  
Old 20 Feb 2012, 11:22
@ngel @ngel is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Nowadays I generaly tell people to use vBulletin's built in one - then I don't have to support it
lol you've done a great job
I wish I had the time to customize it the way I want it...
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  #806  
Old 20 Feb 2012, 12:01
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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Ok set up vb detection script but my iPhone still doesnt automatically use your style.

Is this where I need to apply these fixes? - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=746

Last edited by deverill2010 : 20 Feb 2012 at 12:25.
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Old 20 Feb 2012, 22:01
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Yep - that's the one
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Old 20 Feb 2012, 22:32
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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Yep edited but the iPhone still isn't being picked up and transferred to the your light skin even though I have that set for old and new devices and I have it so users can't change styles so it's on force but it still isn't showing.
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 05:03
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Do you have the styles checked as user selectable? (ticks next to their name in Style Manager)
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 06:13
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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Yep my desktop n mobile are ticked in style manager.
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