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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: 6217
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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 25 Aug 2010, 17:18
djawir djawir is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
here is screenshot on my device nokia e71 using default browser
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  #17  
Old 25 Aug 2010, 18:04
Mopar Rob Mopar Rob is offline
 
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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.

Can someone please help...
I am getting the following error When I try updating the Header Template as described above: adding child to non-existent node!

Last edited by Mopar Rob; 25 Aug 2010 at 18:17.
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Old 25 Aug 2010, 18:12
bfdzio bfdzio is offline
 
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Being told the 'Mark Forums Read' button doesn't work again...?
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Old 25 Aug 2010, 20:42
slinky slinky is offline
 
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I am fearing that I already know the answer to this question - is it possible to have a vBulletin 3.x version of this mobile style? With all due respect, the current version is terrible, aesthetically and from a UI perspective. While this style isn't perfect, it is miles better than what is currently available for 3.x. I'd commission someone to convert this style to 3.x and make my modifications as moving to 4.x seems like imprudent, at least no earlier than 4.1 at best.
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Old 25 Aug 2010, 22:00
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Originally Posted by Mopar Rob View Post
Can someone please help...
I am getting the following error When I try updating the Header Template as described above: adding child to non-existent node!
Make sure you put in the PC style ID in the XXX. ALSO! Make sure all of this is highlighted:

<vb:if condition="$vbulletin->options['ls_default_style_link']==1">
<a class="toplinks" href="{vb:raw $vbulletin->options['ls_navbar_home']}?{vb:raw session.sessionurl}styleid={vb:raw vboptions.ls_default_style}">{vb:raw vboptions.ls_default_link}</a>
</vb:if>
and not just the first line when you replace the code. BTW there are TWO lines in the template and not one.
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 00:04
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bfdzio View Post
Being told the 'Mark Forums Read' button doesn't work again...?
It works in Forumhome, but after checking I see that I did not update it in the search results.

To correct, edit the search_resultlist template and replace


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

with


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

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Old 26 Aug 2010, 00:15
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Mopar Rob View Post
Can someone please help...
I am getting the following error When I try updating the Header Template as described above: adding child to non-existent node!
You would get that error if you have not made the edits's exactly as described.

Also, Fungsten is correct - there are 2 instances that should be edited

Find:

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.

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Old 26 Aug 2010, 00:54
IraqChoosesLife IraqChoosesLife is offline
 
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Thank you
Regards
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  #24  
Old 26 Aug 2010, 04:26
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Lightweight Style Options released. If you made edits to include a link to teh default style, you can revert those edits and install this product.

Also released update to fix Mark Forums Read error on Search Results page
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 05:25
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Ozymandyus Ozymandyus is offline
 
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Feedback

Dartho, I use a DroidX for mobile browsing...it's a monster huge screen so results may be atypical, but here's what I see.
  • Colors and fonts are great
  • Using it with your new mobile style options is very helpful, particularly for the 'return to normal style' link
  • It needs a spacer at the top. Currently the 'log out' button goes beyond the top edge of the style
  • 'Edit' and 'Reply' buttons overlap text...not badly, but very noticeable.

More feedback as I see it, but it's excellent for first release. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 05:54
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Brandon Sheley Brandon Sheley is offline
 
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very nice 4.0 mobile style
/me tags this one
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 09:03
reimic reimic is offline
 
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is there anyone out there who can optimize the cms section?
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 14:35
omanmoon.net omanmoon.net is offline
 
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Hello
Thanks dartho for this amazing add-ons
am using from 3.x

but i have problem with Arabic language in this Plug-ins
i cant logging to the forum because the language cant be read!
even i change the encoding in the [lightweight-vbulletin-style-1.0.1] in the first line:


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

to UTF-8 also can't read

when i change encoding to [windows-1256] still cant read any thing but the logging is done!
The encoding [windows-1256] better for Arabic language
How can solve this problem because i like this style and use it.

Thanks
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 14:45
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Hi omanmoon.net, I know very little of the complexities of encoding and translation between languages (among many, many other things ), but I'm sure someone else here probably does and can hopefully help.
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 14:48
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djawir View Post
here is screenshot on my device nokia e71 using default browser
I test primarily under IE, FF, Windows Mobile 6.5 (PocketIE), Opera Mini, Opera for Mobile, Chrome, Safari and have just loaded up an Android emulator and an iPhone emulator. I'm trying to find an emulator I can use for Nokia phones to test this further ...

Are you able to update firmware / browser software?
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