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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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  #76  
Old 10 Sep 2010, 15:47
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swiftor swiftor is offline
 
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I installed both this and the options mod, although when loading up my site on the iphone4 at least, it still loads the default PC style instead of the light weight style.

In options I specified the lightweight style as the one to load for mobiles.

Any thoughts on how I can fix this up so lightweight loads automatically on mobile devices?

Site is http://swiftor.com
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Old 10 Sep 2010, 23:10
dartho dartho is offline
 
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this add-on : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=249967 does the mobile device detection
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Old 10 Sep 2010, 23:30
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swiftor swiftor is offline
 
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Ah, sorry that I missed that. Thanks!

Originally Posted by dartho View Post
this add-on : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=249967 does the mobile device detection
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Old 12 Sep 2010, 19:43
struff struff is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
A couple of questions:

1) Is there a way to reduce the size of images or suppress them altogether?

2) Sometimes videos show up as the entire video and sometimes just a link "Youtube Video". Any idea why?

3) (probably a really stupid thing that I am overlooking because I am sleepy and it's not necessarily about this product alone) Any idea how I can change the styleid number? I'd like it to be the number of the old Mobile style I had.

Thanks.
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Old 12 Sep 2010, 23:34
dartho dartho is offline
 
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1. Add replacement variables as follows:

-----------------------------------------------
| search for text......| replace with text

-----------------------------------------------
| border="0" alt="" />.| target="_blank">[image]</a>
| class="inlineimg" />.| >[smilie]</a>
| img src..............| a href
| img src="http........| a href="http
-----------------------------------------------

2. DO you have any media embedding plugins? The videos natively supported by vBuilletin would show as links, but of you have AME or other BBCODE, it would show as a video.

3. You could proably edit the database, but I am not sure of any consequences of this. Otherwise you could probably overwrite the old style and it would retain the same ID number
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Old 12 Sep 2010, 23:54
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Old 14 Sep 2010, 00:42
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Real name: Martin Weltchek
hey mine keeps showing the CMS page any idea's how to fix it? When I use with the other theme it works fine but this one shows cms page...

I am using both of your mobile plugins too not sure if I set something wrong...

I am using mobile opera on my window mobile device.
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  #83  
Old 14 Sep 2010, 02:31
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Not sure I understand. If I head to your site, I get the CMS - then if I click Forums, I get forums. Forums are all looking as they should.

Try editing teh vbcms_page template in teh Lightweight style and replace it's contents with:


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  #84  
Old 17 Sep 2010, 08:10
Devoran Devoran is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Hey there - firstly, fantastic style - I love it! Have it working with both the options addon and the mobile detect addon. Only one thing, the new posts box seems to sit out to the right a little on iOS 4.1 and Safari (my only test mobile platform) rather than remaining flush with the rest of the page, and also it appears at the bottom on every single forum page. Is this normal?
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Old 17 Sep 2010, 10:59
ximcix ximcix is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
I uploaded the images folder & lightweight.css.php to my forums root, but get a barebones style (no logo image, no colors) what Am i doing wrong?

Yes I installed & configured the product as well.
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Old 17 Sep 2010, 12:07
dartho dartho is offline
 
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@Devoran - Are you able to give me a screen shot? I use safari under windows and an iphone emulator - both seem to be showing OK.

@ximcix - can you send me a link? Generally means (OK - always means) you've uploaded to an incorrect place, or the incorrect folder.
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Old 17 Sep 2010, 17:47
ximcix ximcix is offline
 
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sent via PM
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Old 18 Sep 2010, 00:19
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Thanks ximcix, I see the issue now.

Have a look in at the FAQ in post #2 http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...87#post2089187 and use the 'longtag' CSS you can download from there!
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Old 18 Sep 2010, 01:05
ximcix ximcix is offline
 
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Thank you.
Working now
Marked as Installed
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Old 19 Sep 2010, 02:40
asuccar asuccar is offline
 
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This is freakin awesome dude...I installed all of your stuff and together they work like a charm!!!!! Thanks heap!!!!!

Question, this style is only for forums right....how can we have it for blogs as well?
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