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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: 893
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 6202
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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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  #61  
Old 01 Sep 2010, 15:49
whites whites is offline
 
Join Date: May 2010
Originally Posted by dartho View Post
You already have basic mod tools such as edit / manage / move threads. Click on the "Edit" button next to the thread name, and then you'll see a "Move this Thread" button down the bottom
Ah, very cool. I missed that I guess. Thanks!
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  #62  
Old 05 Sep 2010, 04:02
Wilfred1 Wilfred1 is offline
 
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Doesn't seem to be working for me as the css is not right nor are the forums shown as links:
zzz1.jpg
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  #63  
Old 05 Sep 2010, 05:30
dartho dartho is offline
 
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I am guesing PHP does not have short tags enabled - see post 2 for an alternative CSS file to download http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...87&postcount=2
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Old 05 Sep 2010, 06:31
Wilfred1 Wilfred1 is offline
 
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Thanks Dartho, but that didn't work...still seeing just a list of forums in text but not links...everything else seems to work ok though

Last edited by Wilfred1; 05 Sep 2010 at 09:23.
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Old 05 Sep 2010, 06:38
dartho dartho is offline
 
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I've had a check of your site, and something is editing or has edited the templates on your forum home. The CSS is right, but the space has been removed from the div containers. eg: <div class="titlebg"> has become <divclass="titlebg">

I am guessing you have an addon which changes forumhome which is doing something here
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  #66  
Old 05 Sep 2010, 09:22
Wilfred1 Wilfred1 is offline
 
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Now that is strange...could it be VBSEO or Sorky's subforum list (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...php?t=233084)? The style was added without any parent style - I assume that is correct? The templates are correct so it is somewhere between calling the templates up and the screen
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Old 05 Sep 2010, 09:57
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Dunno - I'd try disabling them briefly to see what happens
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Old 05 Sep 2010, 15:18
sbsforum.us sbsforum.us is offline
 
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Great style. Thank you!
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  #69  
Old 06 Sep 2010, 03:15
jpwilliams jpwilliams is offline
 
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Lightweight style defaults to forum instead of CMS??

Originally Posted by benstillman View Post
Think I answered my own question, at least one way of doing it.

Edit adv_portal template for the new mobile style. Replace all of it with:


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

Works great.
I want the lightweight style to go to my forums by default instead of my CMS. I can't find the "adv_portal" template this user said he changed. Is there another way to get the lightweight style to default to the forum instead of CMS?

Edit: Just noticed he was using VBAdvanced CPMS.

Is there a way to get the lightweight style to default to the forums instead of the default CMS that comes with vbulletin I guess is the appropriate question.

Last edited by jpwilliams; 06 Sep 2010 at 04:13.
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Old 06 Sep 2010, 03:56
Wilfred1 Wilfred1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Dunno - I'd try disabling them briefly to see what happens
I think I have found the issue...it seems this mod may not work with vBAdvanced CMPS when you have your forums page integrated
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Old 06 Sep 2010, 12:05
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jpwilliams View Post
I want the lightweight style to go to my forums by default instead of my CMS. I can't find the "adv_portal" template this user said he changed. Is there another way to get the lightweight style to default to the forum instead of CMS?

Edit: Just noticed he was using VBAdvanced CPMS.

Is there a way to get the lightweight style to default to the forums instead of the default CMS that comes with vbulletin I guess is the appropriate question.
You could edit the vbcms_page template and replace all with something like:

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

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  #72  
Old 06 Sep 2010, 12:07
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Wilfred1 View Post
I think I have found the issue...it seems this mod may not work with vBAdvanced CMPS when you have your forums page integrated
There is probably a way to disable vbadvanced for a specific style - I'll do a quick search, but you may want to check over at vbadvanced.com
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  #73  
Old 06 Sep 2010, 17:41
HolyKiller HolyKiller is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Awesome template, thanks !
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  #74  
Old 08 Sep 2010, 17:19
LuisManson LuisManson is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
my version does not have the "pc version" on top.... any ideas?
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Old 08 Sep 2010, 21:51
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Install and configure http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=249339
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