Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
Lightweight Style for Small Screen Devices (cell phone, iphone, mobile, android) Details »
Lightweight Style for Small Screen Devices (cell phone, iphone, mobile, android)
Mod Version: 1.0.3, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
Developer Last Online: Oct 2021 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.1.8 Rating: (98 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 894
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 6268
Not Supported Re-usable Code  

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.

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Addons

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	lightweight-screenshot.png
Views:	41728
Size:	30.6 KB
ID:	121268  

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Add-On Releases Mobile Phone / iPhone / PDA Detection and Style Assignment dartho vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 147 23 Jun 2020 14:30
Forum Display Enhancements Mobile Phone / iPhone / PDA Detection and Style Assignment dartho vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 407 19 Mar 2015 15:53
Mobile, Cell, Phone, PDA, iPhone Style dartho vBulletin 3.7 Styles 795 16 Aug 2012 14:39
Mobile/Cell Phone Style dartho vBulletin 3.6 Styles 313 21 Aug 2011 23:04

  #736  
Old 15 Jan 2012, 11:39
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
No idea - If you give me admin access to your forum, I can have a look.
Reply With Quote
  #737  
Old 15 Jan 2012, 15:12
yanref's Avatar
yanref yanref is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Real name: Andy
Originally Posted by dartho View Post
No idea - If you give me admin access to your forum, I can have a look.
ok, pm sent.

thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #738  
Old 15 Jan 2012, 17:10
EgyKit EgyKit is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Egypt
Unfortunately this won't work with vBulletin versions higher than 4.1.8, waiting for your update.

Thanks.

Edit: sorry, forgot to upload the css php file after I installed the style, now it's working fine..

Last edited by EgyKit; 15 Jan 2012 at 17:20.
Reply With Quote
  #739  
Old 16 Jan 2012, 05:42
bremereric's Avatar
bremereric bremereric is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Real name: Eric Bremer
This mod is awesome. I did the stupid thing and forgot to upload a couple of files to my forum root but it has been working great with my Blackberry viewing my Forum. Great product and many thanks to Dartho.
__________________
F Body Mopar Lover &
VB4.1.3 Newbie

Reply With Quote
  #740  
Old 16 Jan 2012, 14:06
yanref's Avatar
yanref yanref is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Real name: Andy
Thumbs up

Originally Posted by dartho View Post
No idea - If you give me admin access to your forum, I can have a look.
thanks mate.

all working now, and very good it is too.

very impressed with the way you have helped out, so many would not!
Reply With Quote
  #741  
Old 17 Jan 2012, 04:18
nocte nocte is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
We have a big forum with several areas like arcade or glossry. when this areas are accessed with this style, the style is messed up. Is it possible that this style only shows up, when the users surfs in areas this style is made for?
Reply With Quote
  #742  
Old 17 Jan 2012, 14:52
The Rocketeer's Avatar
The Rocketeer The Rocketeer is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
can anybody tell me if there has been any changes made to this when upgrading to vb 4.1.10? I had it working very well in vb 4.1.8, do I need to uninstall and reinstall the theme or add any certain codes to make it work or something?
Reply With Quote
  #743  
Old 17 Jan 2012, 15:07
Ozymandyus's Avatar
Ozymandyus Ozymandyus is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Originally Posted by The Rocketeer View Post
can anybody tell me if there has been any changes made to this when upgrading to vb 4.1.10? I had it working very well in vb 4.1.8, do I need to uninstall and reinstall the theme or add any certain codes to make it work or something?
I typically have to reinstall between versions, but it's not that big of a deal. Just be sure to make a note of any customizations you've made first, then re-import the style allowing it to over-write what's there. Re-apply your customizations and you're done. Total time is usually under five minutes for me.
Reply With Quote
  #744  
Old 17 Jan 2012, 15:38
MxRE MxRE is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
I really like the look of this.. am about to download it
Reply With Quote
  #745  
Old 18 Jan 2012, 04:43
snakes1100 snakes1100 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Real name: Anthony
Vbulletin has released the Jira fix for the style issue, this bug was discovered in 4.1.8, mobile users will be directed back to the default style.

http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-13851
Reply With Quote
  #746  
Old 18 Jan 2012, 09:01
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
If you wish to make this change manually, edit init.php and
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.

and 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.


Last edited by dartho; 20 Jan 2012 at 01:02. Reason: fixed typo
Reply With Quote
  #747  
Old 18 Jan 2012, 09:47
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Originally Posted by yanref View Post
thanks mate.

all working now, and very good it is too.

very impressed with the way you have helped out, so many would not!
Turns out the BASE meta tag needed to be removed as it was being set to the web root as opposed to forum root. Removing it made all links relative, and thus they worked again.
Reply With Quote
  #748  
Old 18 Jan 2012, 21:37
slinky slinky is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Just marking a milestone - this is now the most 'installed' style for VB4
Which speaks volumes about the quality of what one great developer can do versus an entire team of developers in a dozen countries at Internet Brands and vBulletin Solutions.

Kudos to you Dartho. Tremendous work and why I sent you some money like others should do.
Reply With Quote
  #749  
Old 19 Jan 2012, 01:03
tekmaster tekmaster is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
I have a question:

I'm on 4.1.5 and currently it does not display the register option, I was wondering if this is due to possibly a plugin conflict or a feature I'm supposed to enable but just overlooked?
Reply With Quote
  #750  
Old 19 Jan 2012, 01:30
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
There is no regiuster option - I've yet to do the registration page (go direct to register.php and you'll see). You could easily enough add it in if desired...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:49.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: