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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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  #691  
Old 25 Dec 2011, 22:43
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hippy View Post
thanks for the update dartho
I have a questions for ya
How do I go about adding Next to the page nav..
Try replacing pagenav template with

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Old 25 Dec 2011, 23:19
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
 
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Every so often I like to pop into this thread for the benefit of any vB n00bs, to say that this mobile style is "light years" ahead of the THING that vBulletin offer by default.

Use this coupled with Dartho's mobile detection addon if you want your site to present a professional, easily customisable style for mobile users.

See HERE for what I did with it.
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Old 25 Dec 2011, 23:35
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Hippy Hippy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Try replacing pagenav template with

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thanks U sir .. worked like a charm
Merry Christmas to you.
Have a great New Year
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Old 26 Dec 2011, 02:10
CappingTheGame CappingTheGame is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I can tell you how to remove the attachment button or implement fixes people find, but it works on my phone and that's what it is developed for.


I've not heard of that one before? What type of device?
iPhone 4 and also on Droid X. Have confirmed with about a dozen other people's devices also. Could be something on my end, but unsure how to fix it.

That would be easy to add in if you wish - where abouts do you want the thread starter name to appear?
Within the selected forum, adding the thread author directly below the forum title and above the last poster might be ideal. Just a thought...have had several suggestions on that. Again, thanks.
See bolded.
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Old 26 Dec 2011, 09:34
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How to resize the picture in post fit to screen?
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  #696  
Old 29 Dec 2011, 09:36
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Real name: Andy
hi dartho,

bit of an issue?
installed ok, looks and runs fine.
when i try to reply to a post, using over ten characters, it says, "sorry! this forum is not accepting posts" but it should be?
any ideas.
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  #697  
Old 02 Jan 2012, 21:40
dartho dartho is offline
 
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I'm not sure what would be causing this,and am unable to reproduce the error
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Old 02 Jan 2012, 22:16
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I'm not sure what would be causing this,and am unable to reproduce the error
the site is, http://graphicshost.co.uk/gamers-asy...php?styleid=15
click a link? and you get this, Invalid Forum specified. If you followed a valid link

maybe its an issue on the latest vb...... any ideas!
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 18:05
snakes1100 snakes1100 is offline
 
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dartho
i see numerous sites were this style will revert back to the forum default style when you click any link if your using 4.1.9, this includes yanrefs site. Just checked it on my droidx, doing it on my test site as well.

Last edited by snakes1100; 03 Jan 2012 at 18:30.
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 23:00
dartho dartho is offline
 
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@yanref - still not sure what is causing your issue and no reports of anyone else with the same. Have you tried disabling all add-ons and plugins and testing? (do this in AdminCP->Settings->Options->Plugin/Hook System->Enable Plugin/Hook System = No)

@snakes - whilst yanref has other issues, it stays on the lightweight style for me when visiting his site from my PC and phone. my test site at vbdev.org doesn't have issues either. At any rate, I guess it would be a vBulletin problem if it couldn't maintain a style across pages ...
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  #701  
Old 03 Jan 2012, 23:58
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@snakes
under Style & Language Settings
your Default Style is set to ?
Default Style for Old Mobile Browsers is set to ? should be none
Default Style for Modern Mobile Browsers is set to ?

in your Forums & Moderators > forum manager >Style Options is set to ?
these may affect the style and over ride things..
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  #702  
Old 04 Jan 2012, 00:04
CappingTheGame CappingTheGame is offline
 
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dart,

Any update on adding thread author or how to do it? Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04 Jan 2012, 00:36
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CappingTheGame View Post
dart,

Any update on adding thread author or how to do it? Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Edit threadbit template, search for


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and replace with


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Old 04 Jan 2012, 01:01
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Edit threadbit template, search for


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thanks dartho
I tried the code above I am not sure what I did but I ended up editing it to this
look bettter to me any way..

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Last edited by Hippy; 04 Jan 2012 at 02:59. Reason: edited what i ended up do ,, I an just confusing myself lol correct me if i am wrong..
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Old 04 Jan 2012, 01:10
CappingTheGame CappingTheGame is offline
 
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Works great...thanks man.
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