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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 09 Aug 2011, 00:56
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thanks, still would perfer this one then vB's so ill wait for the update.
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Old 09 Aug 2011, 09:29
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come on Dartho! give us the updated version already. Please just sit down and do it for us
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Old 09 Aug 2011, 12:18
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Originally Posted by RRiccio View Post
Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
Desktop/PCMode link does not seem to work with VB 4.1.3, every time user switches to Desktop Style, clicking any forum link causes style to switch back to Mobile/Lightweight style. I just changed default style chooser to have 'none' option with value '-1', similar to what VB mobile style uses to switch back to full style.

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This works alright, please let me know if there is better fix.
where do I edit this?
anyone?
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Old 09 Aug 2011, 14:32
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in the XML before it is imported
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Old 10 Aug 2011, 14:23
RRiccio RRiccio is offline
 
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Its already installed, can I just import it again over the already installed? Will I lose the modifications I did?

thank you
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Old 10 Aug 2011, 14:38
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Originally Posted by RRiccio View Post
Its already installed, can I just import it again over the already installed? Will I lose the modifications I did?
You can do it that way, as an upgrade install. Usually you get the best results if you uninstall first before re-installing, however. Another option would be to give it a different name and install it alongside your current install, then move over your customizations before uninstalling the original version.
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Old 17 Aug 2011, 02:45
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still no updates.
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Old 17 Aug 2011, 03:21
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Old 17 Aug 2011, 08:05
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Where would you mod this style, so as to reduce the size of the thumbnails displayed in the CMS?
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Old 21 Aug 2011, 14:57
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works on 4.1.5 ?
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Old 21 Aug 2011, 18:38
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Can Private Messages be deleted in a future version ?
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Old 21 Aug 2011, 18:39
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works on 4.1.5 ?
Yes, works fine on my 4.1.5
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Old 23 Aug 2011, 16:24
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Dartho I think I posted about this before but cant find my post. When I create a new thread or click reply in this style, the smilies are all in a vertical list which makes the box really huge.

How do I get them to wrap horizontally?

this is the code in the editor_smiliebox


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Old 23 Aug 2011, 16:53
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Don't worry Dartho, I did your fix ages ago that I asked about when the editor box breaks out of the frame (bit slow i know lol) and it has removed the smilies completely, so no need to worry now.
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 12:26
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not being detected after latest vbulletin update
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