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Need a "View Full Site" button

Robert Lauriston Dec 13, 2012 05:19 PM

In the mobile-adapted versions, you should have a "View Full Site" button at the bottom of the page. See Yelp and IMDB for a couple of examples.

I spent a lot of extra money to get a phone with a web browser that's as capable as a desktop browser. It does not please me to be stuck with a limited version designed for less capable phones.

  1. meshane Dec 14, 2012 07:26 AM

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    As a tip, in most browsers on Android, as well as in the Chrome browser on iOS, there is a browser menu option to "Request Desktop Site" that you can try to get to the full site.

    That being said, there are issues with accessing the full site from a mobile device that you may run into. For example, the desktop site uses a mouse hover state in various places, which isn't possible from a mobile device. The navigation menus at the top is one very important example of that. That's one of a few issues we'd have to address before we could release a "view full site" button.

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    1. re: meshane
      Robert Lauriston Dec 14, 2012 08:51 AM

      The best way to address that is to get rid of all the user-hostile modal mouseover stuff.

      1. re: meshane
        calumin Dec 15, 2012 08:12 PM

        If you get rid of the five dots and replace it with normal page navigation, you won't be unnecessarily crippling the mobile version they way you are now.

      2. RUK Dec 14, 2012 05:49 AM

        My thought exactly!
        I would much prefer the full view on my Android! Why strip it down, the web browser certainly can handle that!

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