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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 28 Oct 2011, 14:01
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Dartho, I've seen users with odd names posting almost the same thing in threads for other products. I think it's some kind of spammer.
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  #557  
Old 29 Oct 2011, 12:42
ymam ymam is offline
 
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Bump....
Originally Posted by ymam View Post
I am running VB 4.0.3 and have been using for Lightweight style for the past 3 months and has been great with only one problem. Any new usergroup we add to our forums cannot view anything on the forums when logged in. As soon as they log out they can view the forums again.

Has anyone else encountered this problem? And if so, how can you fix this this?
Thanks.
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Old 29 Oct 2011, 14:09
MarceloS MarceloS is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Did you do this by editing teh CSS file, or inline? Try which ever one you haven;t already tried
I tried both ways. I could only increase padding of the navbar box, but not between the lines.

Originally Posted by dartho View Post
You could use notices manager using teh style criteria
Thanks!

Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I'm not sure whay that happens on a few sites - haven't been able to reproduce it.

@djbaxter
Well I had used a fix that is on your second post. I reverted to the original code and it fixed it LOL. One thing: now I can reply and quote, no problem, but I get a list of smilies. But the smilies are not functional, nothing happens if I click them.

So how can I remove these smilies?

Is it supposed to be missing the bbcode buttons?

Thanks man for the product and support.
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  #559  
Old 29 Oct 2011, 15:10
dartho dartho is offline
 
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did you try this : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=397
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  #560  
Old 31 Oct 2011, 19:05
tron_gr tron_gr is offline
 
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vbadvanced Portal System

how can make this work fine with vbadvanced portal system?

thanks
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  #561  
Old 04 Nov 2011, 23:49
Defkalion Defkalion is offline
 
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This is a great style,

@dartho: can you please empty your pm box? i want to get in contact with you for some custom work.
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  #562  
Old 05 Nov 2011, 15:41
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Location: Ottawa, Canada
One problem: The option to hide "What's Going On" / "Who's Online" isn't working for me (4.1.7), whether I'm logged in or viewing as a Guest.
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Old 06 Nov 2011, 00:35
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
One problem: The option to hide "What's Going On" / "Who's Online" isn't working for me (4.1.7), whether I'm logged in or viewing as a Guest.
Edit the FORUMHOME template, search for

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and replace with

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

then search for (near end of template)

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and replace with

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 06 Nov 2011, 01:38
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Edit the FORUMHOME template, search for

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and replace with

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

then search for (near end of template)

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and replace with

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Thanks! That did it.
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  #565  
Old 10 Nov 2011, 11:54
demonfatal demonfatal is offline
 
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Something is wrong with the "Move thread" option...
Even if the "Yes" in "Redirect?" is unticked, the "Moved:" appear...
Please could you check and let me know how to solve this issue... Thanks
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  #566  
Old 18 Nov 2011, 13:04
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The Rocketeer The Rocketeer is offline
 
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when will you update this dartho? VBulletin 4.1.8 is out..
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Old 18 Nov 2011, 13:41
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by The Rocketeer View Post
when will you update this dartho? VBulletin 4.1.8 is out..
And this style continues to work. Better than vBulletin's version, in fact.
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Old 19 Nov 2011, 05:07
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Filgga Filgga is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
And this style continues to work. Better than vBulletin's version, in fact.
I doubt, when someone goes to the page /private.php there's an error (after upgrade to 4.1.8). The sender of the Private Message is not displayed, you end up getting 'Array' as the sender.

Probably this' facing me alone?
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  #569  
Old 19 Nov 2011, 08:07
thenamesgould thenamesgould is offline
 
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It is great, but I have a few problems. Big row of smileys appears under the edit box when you quote a post, and then when you post that reply, line breaks are removed. The reply box is also wider than the width of the page.

There were solutions to this earlier on in thie thread, but they didn't seem to work as intended for me, so I reverted to the original.

I'd love for those to be fixed, but this is still a great mobile skin, so I still use it.
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Old 19 Nov 2011, 21:14
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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Before I install this I have one question. When someone connects to my site using mobile device, will they be directed to this style? Or, do they need to be given a different url?
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