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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: (96 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 894
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 6283
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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 12 Apr 2011, 15:26
rughis rughis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Are you using the latest version of the style? I did an update a couple weeks back that fixed that issue in 4.1.2. Just import the XML, no need to update the CSS
Hi dartho, thank you.

Now everything is working fine, thank you for your suggestion and your work. Your mobile style is really the best for vbulletin sites.
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  #332  
Old 13 Apr 2011, 00:02
dartho dartho is offline
 
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@NgocTam
Try pasting this into the bottom of your header template in this style:


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Not my code - got it from http://javascript.internet.com/misce...e-resizer.html
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Old 13 Apr 2011, 08:54
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Compiled and optimised:

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  #334  
Old 15 Apr 2011, 19:14
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alwafi alwafi is offline
 
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Hello Every one

very nice style

thanks

best regrad's
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  #335  
Old 16 Apr 2011, 13:06
tadukuttan tadukuttan is offline
 
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Desktop/PCMode link does not seem to work with VB 4.1.3, every time user switches to Desktop Style, clicking any forum link causes style to switch back to Mobile/Lightweight style. I just changed default style chooser to have 'none' option with value '-1', similar to what VB mobile style uses to switch back to full style.

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This works alright, please let me know if there is better fix.
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  #336  
Old 16 Apr 2011, 18:52
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
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Thanks for the update dartho. The image resizer code works good.
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Old 17 Apr 2011, 02:47
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Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
Desktop/PCMode link does not seem to work with VB 4.1.3, every time user switches to Desktop Style, clicking any forum link causes style to switch back to Mobile/Lightweight style. I just changed default style chooser to have 'none' option with value '-1', similar to what VB mobile style uses to switch back to full style.
This seems to be problem for some of my users. I'm waiting for confirmation if this solves their problem.
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  #338  
Old 18 Apr 2011, 05:08
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Good work around for 4.1.3, tadukuttan. I notice vbulletin.com also does this, choosing a styleid of -1 is the only way to break out of their mobile device detection so I think your solution is probably the fix - although I'd use text "Default Style" as opposed to "none"
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  #339  
Old 19 Apr 2011, 05:28
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rwoscott rwoscott is offline
 
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I just upgraded VB to 4.1.3, from 4.1.1, and tried to upgrade the style, but get the following error.

Invalid File Specified

I have uninstalled the style, and tried a fresh install, bu tI still get the same error.

Any idea??
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  #340  
Old 19 Apr 2011, 09:21
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Have you tried re-downloading the zip and extracting it to a new location on your local computer before importing via the Style Manager?
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  #341  
Old 19 Apr 2011, 10:37
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rwoscott rwoscott is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Have you tried re-downloading the zip and extracting it to a new location on your local computer before importing via the Style Manager?
Don't worry, I'm an idiot.
I was importing it as a plugin, not a style. Sheesh, how stupid.

Sorry to trouble you!!

Last edited by rwoscott; 19 Apr 2011 at 10:45.
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  #342  
Old 19 Apr 2011, 11:43
dartho dartho is offline
 
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I thought that may be the case - it's a common mistake ...
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  #343  
Old 21 Apr 2011, 10:58
pentolkorek pentolkorek is offline
 
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update waiting for 4.1.3
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  #344  
Old 22 Apr 2011, 04:14
Merriweather Merriweather is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
I have worked a bit on the Social Groups portion of this style and it's easier to read and members can now start discussions in their Social Groups thread. dartho, when I add in the group pagination so you can see more than just the first ten topics in a group, I'd like to send you my files to see if you can incorporate them into the theme. Can I email you? PM me with an email address if that's ok.

Last edited by Merriweather; 22 Apr 2011 at 17:15.
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 10:59
aldhawi999 aldhawi999 is offline
 
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Thanks great style
BUT
is there a way to re-size images?
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