Don't like mobile version of macrumors iphone

drditty

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 22, 2007
35
0
upstate NY
I don't like the mobile version of MacRumors. Up to a few days ago, I could scroll down and switch to the full version. This is no longer working. Arn, can you please look into this?
 

Interstella5555

macrumors 603
Jun 30, 2008
5,215
4
Neither do I, just use the full site on Safari. And you people who paid for Taptalk and continue to advertise for them for free are hilarious.
 

lsvtecjohn3

macrumors 6502a
May 8, 2008
854
0
I agree. why can't you turn off the mobile version off? I just skip the front page and go to fourms.macrumors desktop version
 

SDub90

macrumors 6502a
Nov 9, 2009
685
3
Long Island
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

I love it!

My complaints are so minor I can't even think of what they were.


And as I finished writing that I remembered what they were:
Some links break and images/attachments are an inconvenience.
 

err404

macrumors 68030
Mar 4, 2007
2,510
613
Good catch. The link is still there, but the mobile=false flag is not registering. Hopefully they will fix it soon.
Incidentally, the forums still show the desktop version.

I don’t understand why so many site default to limited functionality mobile versions. It wouldn't be so bad if the mobile version were fully featured.
 

Porco

macrumors 68040
Mar 28, 2005
3,049
5,694
I hate mobile versions. Apple gave us a retina display and sites still assume we all want a gimped cut-down versions. And for a mac-specific site to be pulling this seems especially stupid. By all means make a separate mobile site with its own url, but why does going to the site whose url you entered have to re-direct you to a different version of that site you didn't want, like... ever?!
 

puckhead193

macrumors G3
May 25, 2004
9,227
444
NY
I don't like browsing the forums on the mobile site... it only shows a few posts. The homepage is fine...
 

wordoflife

macrumors 604
Jul 6, 2009
7,559
32
I don't like the mobile version either. And sometimes when I try to click desktop mode, it just doesn't work.

At that point I just give up.
 

ucfgrad93

macrumors P6
Aug 17, 2007
17,580
8,215
Colorado
I don't care for the mobile version either. As others have mentioned, a few days ago it wouldn't switch to the full version. But thankfully the problem has resolved itself.
 

arn

macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
14,305
1,593
the mobile/full toggle breaking is a side effect of our high-load system that turns on when there's a big event.

We'll revamp this system in the future so it doesn't disable if possible.

arn
 

initialsBB

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2010
686
2
I think the mobile version is fine for what it does.

What I don't like on the other hand is the "Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)" line that appears at the top of any post made via the mobile site. It doesn't appear in the mobile version, and is small in the full version, but when I go to my profile an list my posts to find a particular thread I want to catch up on all I see is this line and none of the content I posted.
 

iSee

macrumors 68040
Oct 25, 2004
3,524
253
I personally hate the mobile version. Not sure what the point is of putting up a crappy version of the site: if it's supposed to be good enough, why not make it the default for everyone? If it's not good enough (its not IMHO), why screw over the iPhone users??? Don't we deserve as good an experience as anyone else? Why assume iPhone users would want a crippled site?
 

WildCowboy

Administrator/Editor
Staff member
Jan 20, 2005
16,778
1,063
I personally hate the mobile version. Not sure what the point is of putting up a crappy version of the site: if it's supposed to be good enough, why not make it the default for everyone? If it's not good enough (its not IMHO), why screw over the iPhone users??? Don't we deserve as good an experience as anyone else? Why assume iPhone users would want a crippled site?
What works on the desktop doesn't always work on a phone. So that's why you can choose which one you want to use (except when things get broken as we shift things around to deal with the high traffic, but as arn said, we're addressing that soon).
 

err404

macrumors 68030
Mar 4, 2007
2,510
613
Why assume that all mobile users are on the iPhone?
No assumption is needed. The browser identifies itself as an iPhone. The site could recognize that the device has a full featured browser and show the most appropriate page.

As WildCowboy said, the most appropriate page may not be the full desktop version. But regardless, the mobile version needs an redesign.