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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: 6211
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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 26 Aug 2010, 15:37
omanmoon.net omanmoon.net is offline
 
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any way thanks man for your good work
i will try with it
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 16:51
benstillman benstillman is offline
 
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Real name: Ben
Stupid question:

I use vBadvanced CMPS. Obviously, with the mobile style, it looks horrible. Would there be an easy way to hide the CMPS from users using this mobile style? I'm thinking some line in the index.php file to say if style=XXX then http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=forums.php. Anybody do anything like this?
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 17:04
benstillman benstillman is offline
 
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Think I answered my own question, at least one way of doing it.

Edit adv_portal template for the new mobile style. Replace all of it with:


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

Works great.
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 17:08
djawir djawir is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
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?
ya this style work perfect under mobile browser emulator already test it on opera mini emulator, but under opera mini in real phone (nokia E71 firmware 410.21.010) its still overlap right border. ill try test using diferent phone browser and report here.

can u change up button to breadcum navigation? many user in my forum confused about it and page link for first & last page.

my last request is integrated post thanks button

thanks
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 21:32
Coume Coume is offline
 
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Firstly, let me thank you for this style Dartho as I will be using it once I upgrade to vb4 this week-end.

Some issue, I experienced on your test board vbdev.org using a HTC Desire.

- I am able to register but there is no CSS loaded, it is pure text without anything style/color/formatting.
- The page get loaded first and then, it gets formatted. Shouldn't the CSS be loaded first before the data, so the user see straight away a perfectly rendered page?
- I am able to post a new thread but I am unable to reply to my own thread nor to any other ones.
- It is great to be able to report posts but I believe that the button should be located somewhere else. Because it is currently just next to the reply one so it could easily be hit by mistake. I would suggest to either locate it on the right side, while leaving the reply one on the left. Or another option could be to had the report post button, in the after the message date

One thing that I cannot test right now as I still run 3.8, is it possible to perform admin/mod tasks (i.e.: delete as spam, etc.)

Thanks
Ludo
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 23:45
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Hi Coume,

I'll make the leap to vb4 on my main site one of these days - just haven;t been brave enough yet

1. I haven't actually adpated the registration templates yet - what you saw was the default vBulletin template with the vbulletin CSS stipped out.

2. This is normal behaviour
3. What happens when you try? Did you make sure your test replies were over 10 characters?
4. I'll have a look

There are minimal mod tasks available - deleting/editing posts and threads and issuing infractions are about it
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Old 27 Aug 2010, 05:29
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is this iphone version out now?
http://vbdev.org/forum.php?styleid=4
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Old 27 Aug 2010, 07:16
Coume Coume is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
I'll make the leap to vb4 on my main site one of these days - just haven;t been brave enough yet
1. I haven't actually adpated the registration templates yet - what you saw was the default vBulletin template with the vbulletin CSS stipped out.
2. This is normal behaviour
3. What happens when you try? Did you make sure your test replies were over 10 characters?
Erm, so it was my fault as they were less than 10 chars. I just tried a 10 char+ one and it worked. Apologize about the false alert.
I would have never guessed it was due to being less than 10 chars as it kept looping to the reply form but no error message is getting displayed to let you know why it is looping (i.e.: less than 10 chars.)

4. I'll have a look
Thanks

There are minimal mod tasks available - deleting/editing posts and threads and issuing infractions are about it
If I may put a request/suggestion through, I would love to see the "Delete as spam" functionality added because it is unfortunately, the one that my mods and I use the more often. Our posters are very good respecting forum rules but once in a while, you get these spam outburst and when you are unable to access a computer, the only way to stop it ASAP is using my mobile.

Cheers,
Ludo
P.S.: The CMS support seems to be moving on nicely
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Old 27 Aug 2010, 12:49
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by lilquit View Post
is this iphone version out now?
http://vbdev.org/forum.php?styleid=4
No - that's just me having a test. It's a looooong way from being usable
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Old 27 Aug 2010, 13:10
djawir djawir is offline
 
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today found error on nokia 5530 browser

when open showthread page get error /clientscript/post_thanks.js line:27
error: ReferenceError: Can't find variable: vB_Default_Timeout
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Old 27 Aug 2010, 13:39
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djawir View Post
today found error on nokia 5530 browser

when open showthread page get error /clientscript/post_thanks.js line:27
error: ReferenceError: Can't find variable: vB_Default_Timeout
"post_thanks" That's nothing to do with this style.
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Old 27 Aug 2010, 19:32
dawges dawges is offline
 
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Thanks so much! My users have been really wanting a better style for modern phones. Installed and works great!
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Old 28 Aug 2010, 01:15
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
 
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Real name: Doug
Hi ..

I'm trying to move from the OLD 1.0.3 style to this new one ...

I downloaded the ZIP file and unzipped it....

The last step in the install instructions says:

Upload contents of "Forum" folder to your forum root.

I see no folder in my unzipped v1.01 that is called "Forum"?

I don't want to overwrite the OLD 1.0.3 currently working version with this new version and screw it up, without really understanding how to install this new version first.

Thanks for any help ..

Regards,
Badger
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Old 28 Aug 2010, 01:40
dartho dartho is offline
 
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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).]

Last edited by dartho; 28 Aug 2010 at 02:31.
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Old 28 Aug 2010, 04:28
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Excellent
Thank you very much
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