POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

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If a choice is available, would you prefer that people shared desktop URLs or Mobile URLs?

Poll ended at April 10th, 2015, 2:46 pm

Desktop URLs, please.
14
82%
Mobile URLs, please.
3
18%
 
Total votes: 17

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POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

Postby twincitizen » April 2nd, 2015, 2:46 pm

If a choice is available, would you prefer that people posted desktop/browser URLs or mobile URLs to share news stories, etc.?

Just wonderin'. I suppose I could ask Nick or Shawn how people primarily view the site.

If the results of the poll strongly skew one way or the other, people could feel free to take that as a suggestion for which kinds of links to post.

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Re: POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

Postby MNdible » April 2nd, 2015, 2:56 pm

I prefer desktop URL's. If I'm browsing using my phone, most websites are smart enough to realize this and automatically send me to the mobile version. The opposite case seems not to be true, for reasons that are beyond my understanding.

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Re: POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

Postby FISHMANPET » April 2nd, 2015, 3:16 pm

I'd agree. I wish websites were smart enough to just give me a page appropriate for my browser, but for sure they'll convert a Desktop link to a mobile link in almost every case.

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Re: POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

Postby twincitizen » April 3rd, 2015, 2:36 pm

The most common annoyance to me are the mobile links to MSP Business Journal.
If viewing on desktop, SPLASH GIANT PHOTO FULL WIDTH OF SCREEN.

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Re: POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

Postby xandrex » April 6th, 2015, 2:10 pm

Desktop links always. Please.

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Re: POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

Postby MNdible » July 27th, 2015, 9:41 am

Not sure if there was a change made based upon this conversation, but for the last month or so, when I open the forum on my phone's browser, it now takes me to the desktop site. This is no doubt cosmic irony based on the comment I made above.

Anybody else having issues? Or have suggestions as to how to fix it?

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Re: POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

Postby Didier » July 27th, 2015, 12:16 pm

You just have to scroll to the very bottom of the page and click "switch to mobile style," and then it should default to that going forward.

It's easy to accidentally click that, so I'm guessing that's what happened on your phone.

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Re: POLL: Do you prefer desktop URLs or mobile URLs?

Postby MNdible » July 27th, 2015, 1:02 pm

You are a gentleman and a scholar.

Thanks.


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