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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: 6212
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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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  #421  
Old 08 Jul 2011, 00:57
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Sounds like it has merged with your master style or you have somehow out it in as a parent?

Question: Did you upload teh XML to your forum and install from there, or install from your local machine by browsing to the XML file and installing?

Either way, try uploading tools.php from the vbulletin install files to your admincp, run it and rebuild the master style (I think that's what it is called - it's one of the first options)
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  #422  
Old 08 Jul 2011, 17:32
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i got on error cause i'm using 4.1.4 and says that is only for 4.1.2
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 20:38
semprot semprot is offline
 
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I guess on 1.0.2a the infraction link on each post is missing?
I got that report from one of my moderator after i upgraded the skin (and 4.1.4).
Before i upgraded it, the infraction link was there.
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 21:34
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it seems that this skin is not working right with the new version of vBulletin ? i think there i no more BB Code..

for example , when you quote someone who has 2 paragraphs.. the format will get lost , such as the spacing , or any text formatting ?...

Any idea on how to solve this particular problem ?

please any help on this matter is appreciated.
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 23:25
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Originally Posted by lbrunoa View Post
i got on error cause i'm using 4.1.4 and says that is only for 4.1.2
Choose to ignore style version when installing
Originally Posted by semprot View Post
I guess on 1.0.2a the infraction link on each post is missing?
I got that report from one of my moderator after i upgraded the skin (and 4.1.4).
Before i upgraded it, the infraction link was there.
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Originally Posted by Xtrato View Post
it seems that this skin is not working right with the new version of vBulletin ? i think there i no more BB Code..

for example , when you quote someone who has 2 paragraphs.. the format will get lost , such as the spacing , or any text formatting ?...

Any idea on how to solve this particular problem ?

please any help on this matter is appreciated.
I can't reproduce this on my test site
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 03:07
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Hi dartho thank you , can you please check http://www.jamiiforums.com/ , i tested with different skins , and this one tends to do such thing under vb 4.1.4

thanks again.
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Old 10 Jul 2011, 05:14
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
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Hi there,

Thanks it works on "Report post" link, but not on infraction.
But thanks for the example, i've tried to add infraction link, here is the code


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Maybe you can add it as built-in style on next release? (just wondering )
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  #428  
Old 12 Jul 2011, 04:01
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
@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:

This about the issue when replying to a thread not quick reply with the mobile style.

You mentioned in your post that no smilies should show up.

I uploaded your style and created a test style and it still does the same thing. I've included a screen shot.


Thanks,

Rob

Last edited by Robbed; 13 Jul 2011 at 02:50.
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  #429  
Old 12 Jul 2011, 04:06
dartho dartho is offline
 
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That's not using the new_reply template that comes with this style, or you have an add-on doing stuff. The new_reply template should be:


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check differences and/or overwrite yours with that and see how you go
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  #430  
Old 12 Jul 2011, 18:10
Robbed Robbed is offline
 
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hmm tried it same thing and i disabled pluggins.

Here is part of the source if that helps, it was working before the upgrade/


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Old 13 Jul 2011, 00:16
dartho dartho is offline
 
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OK - must be on of your editor templates. If you haven;t customised this style, try reinstalling it and merging into your existing lightweight style. This should ensure all templates as the shold be.
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  #432  
Old 13 Jul 2011, 02:49
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I installed your style from scratch and same thing so it had to be a VB setting.

I removed this code from editor_smileybox


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I'm guessing disabling the smilie boxes in VB would of done the same thing but it would apply to all styles.

Will this cause any other issues by removing this code from the mobile style?

Last edited by Robbed; 13 Jul 2011 at 03:02.
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  #433  
Old 13 Jul 2011, 03:32
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I think that may be a new template, as it does not exist in my style, so deleting it's contents is probably the way to go. To answer your question - no, it will not cause other issues removing that code.

ed: Just looked at my test site, I have that template there same as above.

However, I have deleted the contents of the editor_clientscript template. Also, I have replaced the contents of the contents of the editor_ckeditor template with that of the editor_toolbar_off template
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 03:33
dartho dartho is offline
 
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BTW - I am waiting for one more vBulletin upgrade before releasing an updated version which should hopefully fix these issues...
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 03:46
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Thanks again dartho.
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