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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 01 Mar 2012, 19:59
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some nice features in the newer version dartho,

how do I add a "PM" button, next to edit etc?
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 20:12
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also the "whats going on" section is missing now, and how do i remove the adverts
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 20:40
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Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
also the "whats going on" section is missing now, and how do i remove the adverts
search the thread your answer is in here not to far back or add the addon posted in the first post
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 22:29
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Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
also the "whats going on" section is missing now, and how do i remove the adverts
There shouldn't be any ads and the what's going on should be working in the latest version. Ads were left in by mistake and an updated version with them removed was uploaded within an hour or so (as soon as I found out). The whats going on box should also work in the latest version?

Last edited by dartho; 01 Mar 2012 at 23:05.
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Old 02 Mar 2012, 11:35
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Today, I test the premium mobile style included in the new release 4.1.11 of VB, i don't like!!! Its ugly and heavy load on Android Galaxy S versus dartho light skin, I prefer the dartho style.

The only thing I don't know how to change is the underline style of the text in this skin, it would be more beautyful if you improve a lite the boxes when u are inside a sub-forum.

Some similar like this: http://www.bowlandcentral.com/forum/...hp?styleid=167

this custom style based on your work, is very very nice....
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Old 02 Mar 2012, 20:20
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
There shouldn't be any ads and the what's going on should be working in the latest version. Ads were left in by mistake and an updated version with them removed was uploaded within an hour or so (as soon as I found out). The whats going on box should also work in the latest version?
thanks mate, any thoughts on post 826
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=826
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Old 02 Mar 2012, 23:56
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Where did you want the PM button - next to the edit, reply buttons on postbit?
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 00:47
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I would like to add a post thank..
what code would you need to see from that mod ?
thanks
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 02:41
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See this post for Abe1's Post Thanks Hack integration: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...43#post2305643


This probably needs a bit of tweaking, but here goes:

edit post_thanks_box template in the lightweight style and replace contents with:

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

edit post_thanks_button template in lightweight style and replace contents with:

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

edit post_thanks_postbit template in the lightweight style and replace contents with:

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

edit postbit and postbit_legacy templates in lightweight style , 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.

I think that should just about do it - assuming it is this hack: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=165673 that you have installed

caveat: this may introduce other hacks into the lightweight style which use the postbit_end and postbit_control hooks

Last edited by dartho; 03 Mar 2012 at 11:48.
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 02:53
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yep will test it out in the am .. thanks for your time dartho
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 02:54
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^^^^
Thanks dartho for the above info; can the vBSEO Like system be added in the same manner?
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 03:01
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Nowadays I generaly tell people to use vBulletin's built in one - then I don't have to support it
Your version for detection of devices was superb, used to detect iPad either. The vBulletin's buit-in one does not.
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 04:03
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Originally Posted by Filgga View Post
^^^^
Thanks dartho for the above info; can the vBSEO Like system be added in the same manner?
Link me to a copy and I can look when I get a chance
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Old 03 Mar 2012, 04:10
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
This probably needs a bit of tweaking, but here goes:

edit post_thanks_box template in the lightweight style and replace contents with:

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

edit post_thanks_button template in lightweight style and replace contents with:

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

edit post_thanks_postbit template in the lightweight style and replace contents with:

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

edit postbit and postbit_legacy templates in lightweight style , 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.

I think that should just about do it - assuming it is this hack: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=165673 that you have installed

caveat: this may introduce other hacks into the lightweight style which use the postbit_end and postbit_control hooks
the code posted is old
anyway updated to vb4
would be I guess (below)
but still don't work

post_thanks_box

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

post_thanks_button


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


post_thanks_postbit

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

postbit and postbit_legacy templates in lightweight style I don't have

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

and the hooks would be

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

but the hooks are not working from what I can tell.. or something else..

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Old 03 Mar 2012, 04:40
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ah - sorry, I did that under 3.8.7 as that's what I use

I will have look a tthe vb4 vesion
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