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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: 895
Released: 25 Aug 2010 Last Update: 16 Dec 2011 Downloads: 6248
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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 Jul 2011, 21:11
The Dawg The Dawg is offline
 
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Originally Posted by struff View Post
A couple of questions:

2) Sometimes videos show up as the entire video and sometimes just a link "Youtube Video". Any idea why?
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
2. DO you have any media embedding plugins? The videos natively supported by vBuilletin would show as links, but of you have AME or other BBCODE, it would show as a video.
I am using 4.1.4, so the VB [ video ] code is used for embeds now. Is there a way I could get the youtube vids to show up as videos instead of links?



FIXED:

I replaced the bbcode_video template with the code from the VB mobile skin and it fixed the problem.
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Old 02 Jul 2011, 21:34
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try reverting the bbcode_video template
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 02:32
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
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Since upgrading to 4.14

on post reply the smilies are lined up in a column, any way to fix it?
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 03:28
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Originally Posted by The Dawg View Post
I am using 4.1.4, so the VB [ video ] code is used for embeds now. Is there a way I could get the youtube vids to show up as videos instead of links?



FIXED:

I replaced the bbcode_video template with the code from the VB mobile skin and it fixed the problem.
Can you post the template. I tried using the one from VB mobiel style and it still embeds.
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 07:33
dartho dartho is offline
 
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@robbed - there are now smilies or embeded video in this style - sounds like you've merged templates? Re-install the lightweight one over top perhaps?

Here's teh bbcode_video template for this style - do a compare:

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Old 03 Jul 2011, 18:07
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Mr Morningstarr Mr Morningstarr is offline
 
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Can't upload the XML file

Invalid File Specified
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 21:51
dartho dartho is offline
 
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are you trying to do it as a product or style?
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 22:38
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
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thanks that fixed the video issue.

Do i have to install this style after every upgrade. Doesn't it automatically merge templates?
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Old 04 Jul 2011, 05:20
dartho dartho is offline
 
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I think you can not have the automerge thing happen, or after amn upgrade un-merge? I'll takenote when I next do an upgrade
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Old 04 Jul 2011, 06:21
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After I installed this style, I can't see any backgrounds.
I attach 2 pics.
threads appear as a list without divisions

Why?
Thank you.
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Old 04 Jul 2011, 06:29
dartho dartho is offline
 
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You haven't upload the CSS file to your forum root
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Old 04 Jul 2011, 11:24
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Ok ! Thank you! Now it works!
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Old 06 Jul 2011, 17:02
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are you trying to do it as a product or style?
Yes, guess who's feeling pretty damn stupid right now. It had been a long day.
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 01:40
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Not sure if it has been mentioned but you should add the show signature code in the showthread template as most would probably want it on/enabled rather then off.


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Also I personally replaced vbcms_page with:

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It redirects the users to /forums/ which is where my forums are.

EDIT: Another thought too, I would add "Top" links to the bottoms of pages as it can be useful in some scenarios.
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 12:29
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I've installed this and it's all working fine, however it's done something to all the rest of my styles, and I now can't edit any of them in the Edit Templates screen.

All the templates have turned yellow, indicating they are inherited from a Parent style ... any idea what I have done and how I can reverse it? It's not much help if I can't edit any templates!
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