Full site view.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ron7624, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. ron7624 Contributor

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    I like to navigate this forum in Full Site' view. The 4.7 should make it much easier to navigate with a phone.cant wait!!!
     
  2. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    I prefer them too. I avoid mobile sites like the plague. A whole new (often buggy) layout to learn with oversized elements and missing features – where the remaining ones take longer to access? No thanks.
    A larger phone will certainly help many but my eyesight is good enough to make it doable even on a 4S now, thankfully. Even pre-retina panning was better than using many of the mobile sites out there.
     
  3. I7guy, Aug 25, 2014
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    I've seen this site on an android like the m8, it's still not as nice as on my iPad, and I still would not use full site view on a small phone.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    Be nice if safari had a built in setting for the user agent. Not all web designers put that nice "full site view" button at the bottom.
     
  5. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    iOS 8 adds this to Safari. Tap the address bar, then scroll upwards on the bookmarks page to see "Add to Favourites" and "Request Desktop Site". Chrome on iOS offers this already.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G3

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    I knew chrome did. I'm glad to see Safari is! Thanks
     
  7. iBanker macrumors regular

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    I agree, a lot of mobile sites are just awful.
     
  8. Mechayoshi macrumors regular

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    I HATE mobile sites. This thing I love about my note 3 and ipad is that full sites look great on both. I'm sure users of the next iPhone will enjoy this too.
     
  9. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

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    I only use the full site version even on my iPhone 5. Although my eyes aren't that young, my glasses work just fine. He text may be tiny, bit it's razor sharp and easily readable to me. The mobile sight is too confusing to properly navigate..
     
  10. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I've found these forums operate pretty well on the mobile version but definitely agree full site is best in general.
     
  11. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't make that big of a difference from current iPhone to iPhone 6 4.7" screen. I still use mobile mode on the Moto X (which has the same 4.7" screen as the new iPhone), as well as on the 5" Nexus 5. Only on the 6" Lumia 1520 could I use full site mode without having to use pinch to zoom to read and click links accurately.
     
  12. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

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    I do not pinch or zoom with the iPhone 5, I do however turn it sideways.
     
  13. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    So you scroll up and down a lot then?
     
  14. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

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    Yup. I use the iPads in the very same manner also.
     
  15. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    New iPhone won't make a big difference.
    Of course with a larger screen you'll see more content or bigger fonts, but a full site doesn't look good on a phone, even with a 5'' display.
    Most mobile site are poorly designed, that's the problem. When available I prefer the iPhone app instead of the mobile version of the site.
    A smartphone is not a good browsing device like a tablet, you have to buy a phablet if you really want a device for web browsing.
     
  16. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

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    I agree, but if you're addicted to a site like Macrumors and you get a quote notification (I'm changing to first person now) - I'm going to use my phone to see the comment on my phone right hen. Using full site is the way I like to see this content. I do not start a browsing session with a phone. I use my iPads for that.
     
  17. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    A lot is down to the mobile template that is used....the forum for my football team a lot of users actually actively use the mobile version on their phones as its better than the desktop one. I quite often put my iPad down to go on it on my iPhone as its easier and cleaner to use.
     
  18. I7guy macrumors G5

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    For me a slightly larger screen does not make for enjoyable full site viewing. For that an ipad or larger is needed.
     

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