I hate mobile versions of websites

amazingdm

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Original poster
Jul 2, 2010
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They show up everywhere. And I don't understand them.. We have a full web browser.. And for some reason they make sure to fit the iPhone screen but never let me zoom in why??
 

Dunbar

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Jun 25, 2010
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Los Angeles, CA
I agree, they essentially use the same format from 5 years ago that were designed for tiny Blackberry screens. IMO the full site is too big for the iPhone screen. I wish they would come up with a better compromise for iPhone and Android users (OK Windows Phone too...)
 

accessoriesguy

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Jul 8, 2011
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At some point business thought it would be helpful to have a mobile site for phone users. But then technology progressed and like many things, made them obsolete.

Since the monkey see, monkey do, nature of business everyone else had already made a mobile site, and since they spent money on it, decided to continue with it. Although we are reaching the point of we no longer need that.

Well I do not know much about mobile phones accessing mobile sites. But i did sometimes stumble upon a mobile version of some websites. The website checks what you are using to explore their site and sends you to the acquitted site. I noticed the url was different, typically mobile.Asite.com. So what i would do was remove the mobile or just make it say the original site name.

You can try playing around with the url, see if that works, maybe skipping the index page will prevent them from checking if you are using a mobile phone.
 

Frenchjay

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Jul 6, 2010
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Buy Atomic Web Browser from the app store and you can set it so it spoofs websites to think you are on a desktop thus making all sites show the full version :)
 

rusty2192

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Oct 15, 2008
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Buy Atomic Web Browser from the app store and you can set it so it spoofs websites to think you are on a desktop thus making all sites show the full version :)
I've actually ran into a few that even Atomic Browser still showed the mobile version (with the desktop spoof enabled).

I also hate mobile versions of sites. What really makes me mad is when you click on the link for the full site, which then starts to load it, only to be re-redirected to the mobile version. :eek:

Oh, and I don't like the new mobile version of MacRumors either. The Forums section is especially a huge step backwards. :(
 

saving107

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Oct 14, 2007
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I agree that Mobile version of sites do suck, but they do load faster while on 3G and for people who are on limited monthly data caps (150MB), Mobile version do require less data.
 

kdarling

macrumors P6
I like some mobile sites when I'm in a rush. Less time loading, lots less time fiddling around them to find what I want.

I use the mobile or iPhone optimized sites for sites like:

-Engadget
-Gizmodo
-Weather Underground

When I don't feel like scrolling and zooming all the darned place.

I don't like mobile forums so much, though.
 

Frenchjay

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Jul 6, 2010
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I've actually ran into a few that even Atomic Browser still showed the mobile version (with the desktop spoof enabled).

I also hate mobile versions of sites. What really makes me mad is when you click on the link for the full site, which then starts to load it, only to be re-redirected to the mobile version. :eek:

Oh, and I don't like the new mobile version of MacRumors either. The Forums section is especially a huge step backwards. :(
Never come across that using Atomic. Yeah I hate them as well although I know why they are there.
 

Rodimus Prime

macrumors G4
Oct 9, 2006
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At some point business thought it would be helpful to have a mobile site for phone users. But then technology progressed and like many things, made them obsolete.

Since the monkey see, monkey do, nature of business everyone else had already made a mobile site, and since they spent money on it, decided to continue with it. Although we are reaching the point of we no longer need that.

Well I do not know much about mobile phones accessing mobile sites. But i did sometimes stumble upon a mobile version of some websites. The website checks what you are using to explore their site and sends you to the acquitted site. I noticed the url was different, typically mobile.Asite.com. So what i would do was remove the mobile or just make it say the original site name.

You can try playing around with the url, see if that works, maybe skipping the index page will prevent them from checking if you are using a mobile phone.
some yes because it took less data but there are quite a few sites I got to that have mobile version and I like the mobile version better for phones.
Mobile versions of sites are great if they are optimized for screen size.

An example of a good one
http://m.androidcentral.com/
http://m.crackberry.com/
tipb is I think the worse of them but sadly I do not know the exact link for their mobile site but it is still pretty well done for a mobile set up.
http://www.tipb.com/?utm_source=topbar&utm_medium=topbar&utm_term=sitename

Key thing is all those sites are optimized for screen size.
 

pcunite

macrumors member
Nov 26, 2010
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Yeah mobile websites are so '05'ish ... Also make a better website not some silly app of a webpage... Keep the Internet open.
 

sviato

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Oct 27, 2010
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hate the macrumors mobile site especially. only shows like 10 forum topics and so few posts per page you need to go through 5-10 pages to read a decent thread
 
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