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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: 6231
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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 02 May 2011, 22:47
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With 4.1.2, vbulletin have put in their own detection script - I suggest as a start you disable your previous one.

The vBulletin Mobile Style is written for webkit based browsers, so will work on iPhones and Android based phones, but may not display well on other devices.

This style should work for pretty much all devices. As for which one is better, that's subjective - they would both have their positives and negatives.

As a start, you could install this one and also use vBulletins Mobile style and configure the vBulletin mobile detect options in Style & Language Settings to use vBulletin's Mobile style for 'Modern Browsers' and this one for 'Old Mobile Browsers' - although personally I'd configure them both to use this style Best bet is to get your users feedback and see what they like
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Old 04 May 2011, 04:08
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Compiled and optimised:

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Excellent works perfect images are adjusted to the mobile. thanks
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Old 04 May 2011, 11:39
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Originally Posted by elwachiman View Post
Excellent works perfect images are adjusted to the mobile. thanks
Have you tested it with an iPhone? With my notebook the images are resized but not on my mobilephone.
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Old 04 May 2011, 16:13
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Have you tested it with an iPhone? With my notebook the images are resized but not on my mobilephone.
was tested in nokia e63 soon be tested on the i phone and the images are very well suited to the mobile screen
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Old 05 May 2011, 11:47
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Originally Posted by elwachiman View Post
was tested in nokia e63 soon be tested on the i phone and the images are very well suited to the mobile screen
Result resizing images (current):
  • Apple iPhone 3G - doesn't work
  • Apple iPad 1 - works
  • Nokia E63 - works
  • PC/Laptop - works

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Old 05 May 2011, 15:27
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Hello, thank you for a great mod.

I would like to remove 'last post by' and 'date/time of last post'. Plus I'd prefer the forum titles not underline on the index page. How can I do this?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 06 May 2011, 02:32
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I would like to remove 'last post by' and 'date/time of last post'.
edit the threadbit template, search for and delete the following (at the end of the template)

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Originally Posted by S_E_A View Post
Plus I'd prefer the forum titles not underline on the index page. How can I do this?
Edit the lightweight.css.php and search for:

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and add the following immediately below on a new line

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Old 06 May 2011, 09:58
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Thank you, dartho. The 'last post by' and 'date/time of last post' has successfully been removed. I tried the non-underline suggestion, however the forum titles remain underlined?

Last edited by S_E_A; 06 May 2011 at 11:44.
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Old 06 May 2011, 12:23
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You could edit the forumhome_forumbit* (only level 1 and level 2 need changing)template and replace occurences of

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Old 06 May 2011, 13:05
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Great stuff, dartho. The second suggestion was successful.

Is it possible the background colour of 'postbit as background for username/date of post' and the background of thread titles in the threadbit template (think correct template) can be different?
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Old 09 May 2011, 07:17
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Hi, Its a great style and I have been using this style for a while, but I cant seem to get the forum icons to appear, I was trying to make it look more attractive something close to this one...

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=353

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Old 09 May 2011, 15:31
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I'm guessing mark has a bunch of forum icons whose names correspond to the forumid number of each forum and has edited the forumhome templates, taken out the statuicon images and replace with custom images.

just searched - check here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=239274 for one way on how to do this
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  #373  
Old 09 May 2011, 21:00
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Is there some way I can add a link to "My Profile" to the style?
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Old 09 May 2011, 23:12
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Sure, edit a template and insert a ink - where did you want the link to appear? Currently I think usernames in threads are linked to profile pages, there isn;t much to see on teh profile page though ...
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Old 10 May 2011, 13:01
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anyway to get THIS look for your 3.8 product? or guidance ?
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