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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 25 Nov 2011, 23:54
Amadeusmq Amadeusmq is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
@Amadeus - Sorry, that is very unlikely to happen
Ok, then how about settings where you could indicate various forum IDs where the addon would switch automatically to the 'default site style', but then switch back to the 'light style' when not in those forums.

Or, is that not possible with the vbulletin addon API?
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  #587  
Old 26 Nov 2011, 00:27
dartho dartho is offline
 
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vBulletin can by default Force forums to styles in the forum properties
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 00:53
Amadeusmq Amadeusmq is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
vBulletin can by default Force forums to styles in the forum properties
Ah, I didn't know that. I'll check it out.
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 10:52
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Originally Posted by Filgga View Post
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?
I'm also getting "Array" in place of the forum member's names whose birthday it is, at the bottom of the main home forum.
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 10:58
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Also, to get rid of the vertical smilies in new replies etc, delete the contents of the editor_clientscript template and replace the contents of the editor_ckeditor template with that of the editor_toolbar_offtemplate
If I do this, then hit Reply ... the message that I'm replying to appears like this:


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But on the upside, it does retain the line breaks when I do the post. So if those random <br />'s could be removed, I think that would solve my main problem with the style.
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 11:06
thenamesgould thenamesgould is offline
 
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Ahh, hold on - noticed a couple more issues with that fix. The quoted text has a problem too ... a smiley in it appears like this:


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Rather than an actual image.

And if I go to edit the post then I get this:


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Old 26 Nov 2011, 11:26
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by thenamesgould View Post
If I do this, then hit Reply ... the message that I'm replying to appears like this:


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But on the upside, it does retain the line breaks when I do the post. So if those random <br />'s could be removed, I think that would solve my main problem with the style.
But it did not have this problem before making those chnages? If this is the case, try reverting the editor_clientscript template. For what its worth, I've never been able to reproduce the errant "<br />" problem, so I think it's a combination of factors causing it - makes it hard to pin down
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 12:53
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can i get this for vb 4.1.4
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 23:14
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
But it did not have this problem before making those chnages? If this is the case, try reverting the editor_clientscript template. For what its worth, I've never been able to reproduce the errant "<br />" problem, so I think it's a combination of factors causing it - makes it hard to pin down
No, it's not an issue before those changes.

Just gave that a go and it didn't make any difference - the "<br />"s still appear.
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 04:05
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Is there any way to prevent showing thread content text format ? ?

coz, in my forum ppl likes to use different color and bigger text that does not really looks good on this theme.. Is there any way not to show txt format and just to show simple text... ??
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 11:10
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vBulletin 4.1.8 version that is compatible?
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 18:58
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When someone goes to the end of forum.php there's an error (after upgrade to 4.1.8). The birthday users are not displayed, you end up getting 'Array'.
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 21:35
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Originally Posted by Robru View Post
When someone goes to the end of forum.php there's an error (after upgrade to 4.1.8). The birthday users are not displayed, you end up getting 'Array'.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...97#post2271597 worked for me

edit : sorry that was to sort pm's lol
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 22:04
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Originally Posted by thenamesgould View Post
I'm also getting "Array" in place of the forum member's names whose birthday it is, at the bottom of the main home forum.
Edit the FORUMHOME template and search for the birthday block (Starts with <vb:if condition="$show['birthdays']"> and ends with teh next </vb:if>), remove it and replace with. You can then revert the forumhome_birthday_bit template (which should actually remove it as it is no longer used)


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Old 30 Nov 2011, 08:24
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Edit the FORUMHOME template and search for the birthday block (Starts with <vb:if condition="$show['birthdays']"> and ends with teh next </vb:if>), remove it and replace with. You can then revert the forumhome_birthday_bit template (which should actually remove it as it is no longer used)


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Perfect! Works very good!
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