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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 27 Sep 2012, 17:32
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dougdirac dougdirac is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Robbed View Post
It seems to work for me but new posts. when clicking on the link it redirects to fullsite.

I used to be able to test the mobile site from my pc but now it redirects to the fullsite, same with my blackberry it doesn't redirect to the mobile site but iphone/ipod still does.
Are you using 4.2? There was a known error that did something like this in some previous version of vB. I had the issue with vB 4.1.10.

Also check your "Style and Language Settings". There is a setting "Default Style for Old Mobile Browsers" and "Default Style of Modern Mobile Browswers".
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Old 27 Sep 2012, 20:54
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
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Yes 4.2.

I have both set to none because i use dartho different domain different style to assign a mobile style.
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Old 28 Sep 2012, 00:26
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dougdirac dougdirac is offline
 
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ok. just a stab in the dark.
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Old 28 Sep 2012, 21:03
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
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any idea why

http://m.domain.com/forums/search.ph...e=vBForum_Post would redirect to the main site now since 4.2
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Old 04 Oct 2012, 05:13
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Robbed View Post
dartho

I ended up setting Always use Forum URL as Base Path to no

then opening headerinclude for my main skins and change this code


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

I set it manually to mydomain/forums

This worked, let me know if you have any better way of doing this.
Looks like always use forum url as base path was set to yes after one of the upgrades.

Set it back to no and it's working for me again
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Old 11 Oct 2012, 21:13
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craigvm craigvm is offline
 
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i`ve installed this but my index.php sends you to vba portal but on the mobile style its just a blank screen even after installing the plugin to disable vba on this style any idea how i can fix it
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Old 21 Oct 2012, 01:05
Muhammad Rahman Muhammad Rahman is offline
 
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hay, I can not make a thread with this style, anyone can help?
information: vBulletin 4.2

thank you.
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  #968  
Old 03 Nov 2012, 11:23
thenamesgould thenamesgould is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Has anybody who has this style installed modified it to have the banner running all the way across the top of the page, and obviously appearing a bit bigger?

That's what I want to do, and I thought before I try to do it myself, if someone else has done it and I could have a sneaky look, I would try that first.
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Old 04 Nov 2012, 08:59
thenamesgould thenamesgould is offline
 
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Don't worry, all done now. Just a matter of increasing the height of the image in the CSS file, and increasing the size of the image itself. Looks great on the touchscreens you get these days!
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Old 06 Jan 2013, 17:29
Gripi Gripi is offline
 
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Hello...

May be this is a bug, i found that when i already subcribed to one thread via Full Style, then i post a new reply inside the thread using this Mobile Style, the thread automaticly got ubsubscribed.

Anyone experienced problem like this? and how to solve it?

Thanks alot for your help.
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Old 14 Jan 2013, 10:47
charlesr charlesr is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Sorry if I've missed this already, but is anyone able to view their PMs? i.e. hit "usercp" and then "private messages"
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Old 14 Jan 2013, 19:48
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Alan_SP Alan_SP is offline
 
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PMs work for me. Through UserCP I can access them if there aren't new, or there's special link if there are new (unread) PMs.
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  #973  
Old 20 Jan 2013, 14:20
@ngel @ngel is offline
 
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Real name: Spyros
Hello, for some reason the desktop link doesn't redirect to the desktop style, what should I do?
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  #974  
Old 21 Jan 2013, 20:29
@ngel @ngel is offline
 
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Real name: Spyros
Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I'm going to release an addon product which enables such options. In the mean time have a look in the header template 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.

where xxx is your default styleid. change the href to suit your site also.

There are 2 instances that need to be edited as described above
I've done that but still doesn't work for me!
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 04:03
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Do you allow users to change styles?

also - what version of VB. things are different in 4.2 I think ...

Last edited by dartho; 24 Jan 2013 at 04:25.
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