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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: 894
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 6258
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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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  #496  
Old 04 Sep 2011, 20:10
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John Lester John Lester is offline
 
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Nevermind

Last edited by John Lester; 04 Sep 2011 at 20:18. Reason: Found the problem
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  #497  
Old 09 Sep 2011, 11:13
@ngel @ngel is offline
 
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some members can't view the mobile style even with a direct link to the style they get the desktop theme on their phones! What can I do? They have cleared the cache, and check with other browsers...
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  #498  
Old 13 Sep 2011, 12:35
DonosOdD DonosOdD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by @ngel View Post
some members can't view the mobile style even with a direct link to the style they get the desktop theme on their phones! What can I do? They have cleared the cache, and check with other browsers...
Set the default mobile theme in admincp > style and language options. There you can set the default theme for desktops and mobile browsers.


Are there any plans to add group functionality for this, so that the users can view group discussions they created?
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Old 13 Sep 2011, 23:17
dartho dartho is offline
 
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no, no plans at the moment, I don't even use vb4 yet and never really used social groups either...
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Old 15 Sep 2011, 01:21
matt94gt matt94gt is offline
 
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so this does not work properly in 4.1.5?
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Old 15 Sep 2011, 10:14
dartho dartho is offline
 
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I think the only issue with 4.1.4+ is this one: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=397
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  #502  
Old 17 Sep 2011, 09:07
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
never really used social groups either...
That's ok, neither does anyone else.
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  #503  
Old 17 Sep 2011, 18:10
cavyspirit cavyspirit is offline
 
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How does this style and functionality compare with the 4.1.6 Mobile Style?
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  #504  
Old 17 Sep 2011, 22:59
dartho dartho is offline
 
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They're both functional. This one has no blog or CMS support
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  #505  
Old 23 Sep 2011, 20:57
dawges dawges is offline
 
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Just wanted to say that this is the best mobile skin out there. Very fast and smooth.

Just hoping for an update.

Thanks Dartho.
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  #506  
Old 26 Sep 2011, 11:48
barmen_1982 barmen_1982 is offline
 
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Hadi Mobile Tema ya Eklemişsin Eyvallah Ama Ne Demeye Default Temaya Bile Telif hakları, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd'e aittir. 2000 - 2011 Yazmaya Hakkın Yok Kaldırıyorum.
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  #507  
Old 26 Sep 2011, 21:29
born2ski born2ski is offline
 
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Great mod Dartho!!!! It should be on all vBull sites!

One thing I've noticed is that when moving a thread, even if you uncheck the leave redirect box, it leaves a redirect.
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  #508  
Old 27 Sep 2011, 06:23
Gripi Gripi is offline
 
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yes.. superb style..

but could you make it compatible to run with "Sorky - SubForum List Control", specially sort subforum list by alphabet.

Last edited by Gripi; 27 Sep 2011 at 06:33.
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Old 01 Oct 2011, 21:00
matt94gt matt94gt is offline
 
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4.1.5?
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Old 01 Oct 2011, 21:12
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Ozymandyus Ozymandyus is offline
 
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Originally Posted by matt94gt View Post
4.1.5?
Works fine with 4.1.5.
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