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TH55

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While many mobile versions are very well designed there are some very poor ones that are much more limited in navigability and usually don't let u zoom. Anyone do this on certain pages? Which ones specifically?
 

iphonewarrior

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I always browse sites in a desktop fashion. I'm not a fan of the mobile themes, I find them hard to navigate through.
 

acosmichippo

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Why? You don't think any mobile versions are good?
No, they're almost always lacking stuff from the desktop version. Plus if I already know how to navigate the desktop version, I don't want to have to re-learn just for a mobile template.
 

VOLS34

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I prefer google set as a web app on my homescreen instead of the actual google app. You end up going to safari most times anyway so may as well start there.
 

impaler

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While many mobile versions are very well designed there are some very poor ones that are much more limited in navigability and usually don't let u zoom. Anyone do this on certain pages? Which ones specifically?
Drudgereport.com
 

Heacon

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Many things are easier and better in desktop version... It seems like in mobile version of newspapers they cut stuff out.. Especielly those i read and for some reason i cant read comments in mobile version grrr


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iphonewarrior

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Many things are easier and better in desktop version... It seems like in mobile version of newspapers they cut stuff out.. Especielly those i read and for some reason i cant read comments in mobile version grrr


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I think the main reason when I browse sites in Dekstop mode is because I already know my way around the site in that particular fashion. In my experience the mobile themes people add to their sites are usually laggy and horrible to look at.