Full Page Option?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by phadam, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. phadam macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2009
    I was thinking about getting a site done with the Full Page View when open. Just wondering what some of you thought as far as adding this?? I personally kind of like it but looking for some outside opinions as well. Ups and downs to doing this maybe??
  2. scottness macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2009
    Room 101
    I think it varies from person to person, or machine to machine. I would like this on my MacBook, but would be annoyed on my iMac because I use it for different things.
  3. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    In the snow with Rosebud
    I would say make it optional at most...and don't default to it. My personal feeling is that behavior like that should be controlled by the browser—I say, never seize control of their browser unless you have a damn good reason. In other words, let the user decide. Forcing a page to open full screen is jarring and may be an annoyance to some users, whereas NOT implementing this behavior would have no negative repercussions.

    I feel like part of a good user experience (which is what this is all about) involves empowering users and avoiding unexpected outcomes. Plus websites that open full screen feel outdated and have associations for me with SPAM popups, porno sites and sketchy ads—things like that.

    Good luck making a decision that is right for your (and the user's) needs.
  4. astroot macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    If you forced me to view your web page in full screen, I would never visit it again. That would apply to any website I visit all the time. I would go elsewhere.

    That is an option that should be left up to the user, period, end of story.
  5. bootedbear macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2004
    Austin, TX
  6. HomeBru Studios macrumors member

    HomeBru Studios

    Jun 4, 2008
    I concur with this opinion! Do NOT mess with my windows. I have them set the size they are for a reason!!

  7. phadam thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2009
    great advice. thanks. if anything, i'll leave it as an option

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