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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: 6218
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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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  #46  
Old 28 Aug 2010, 16:35
Mopar Rob Mopar Rob is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Originally Posted by Fungsten View Post
Make sure you put in the PC style ID in the XXX. ALSO! Make sure all of this is highlighted:



and not just the first line when you replace the code. BTW there are TWO lines in the template and not one.
Thanks Man!!! Everything is working, just need to figure out how to access the new options xml that I merged.
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  #47  
Old 28 Aug 2010, 17:04
LuisManson LuisManson is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
im having a hardtime getting the CSS work :S
i see:

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

..

maybe its the short tag thing...
i also dont see right <?=$varname is there any trick there?
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  #48  
Old 28 Aug 2010, 17:15
LuisManson LuisManson is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
got it, short tag should be on, but this is only for backward compatibility with php4 or 3 but this is almost deprecated
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  #49  
Old 29 Aug 2010, 00:09
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Thanks Luis, I've added an alternative CSS to the 2nd post on this thread which you can use instead.
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Old 29 Aug 2010, 01:32
Kaitou Ace Kaitou Ace is offline
 
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Great style!
If I could have a request, I'd love to see support for the vb Blog module.
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  #51  
Old 29 Aug 2010, 06:07
conradk conradk is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Thanks also. I reversed most of the colors and darkened the borders for a darker look. Following the comments in the css helped out quite a bit. I've got both the og mobile style and this new one installed for now until I can figure out how to modify the navbar links, and add a link to the 'brighter' style.

http://www.aircoolers.org/v/forum.php?styleid=13
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  #52  
Old 29 Aug 2010, 06:33
dartho dartho is offline
 
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looking good, conradk!
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  #53  
Old 29 Aug 2010, 08:38
ngkong ngkong is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
any plan to support vbull CMS?

it pops:

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.<br />
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If this occurred unexpectedly, please <a href="sendmessage.php">inform the administrator</a> and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
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  #54  
Old 30 Aug 2010, 14:25
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Real name: Doug
Originally Posted by dartho View Post
Sorry BadgerDog, I corrected instructions to read:
Upload contents of the zip file (exluding the XML file) folder to your forum root.

[edit: The only thing you need to take care with is if you have both "Mobile Style Options", and "Lightweight Style Options" They can work together, but it would need to be tweaked a little (simply disabling one plugin would do it).]
Thanks ..

Can I just import and overwrite your old style with this new one, then import the new "Lightweight Style Options" XML and that should do it to completely replace the old one that's been discontunued?

Regards,
Badger
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  #55  
Old 30 Aug 2010, 15:07
dartho dartho is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
mmm... probably

However, my suggestion would be to install it as a new style with no parent.
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  #56  
Old 30 Aug 2010, 19:20
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g0dfather1984 g0dfather1984 is offline
 
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Nice! Thank you for this!
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  #57  
Old 30 Aug 2010, 19:35
LuisManson LuisManson is offline
 
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thanks dartho!!!
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  #58  
Old 31 Aug 2010, 23:49
whites whites is offline
 
Join Date: May 2010
Can we get some basic mod tools in this as well? I have some mods that move a lot of posts and are unable to do so using this style.
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  #59  
Old 01 Sep 2010, 02:33
dartho dartho is offline
 
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You already have basic mod tools such as edit / manage / move threads. Click on the "Edit" button next to the thread name, and then you'll see a "Move this Thread" button down the bottom
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 13:53
phreebsd phreebsd is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
do you have this one for a 3.8.x forum?
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