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Creating human-centric digital experiences is my craft.


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comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Thanks, Nic. Do you know of any responsive sites that allow users to escape it?
May
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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Thanks, DA01. It's good to have some validation that I'm not completely crazy. We're retrofitting a legacy site with responsive design and are planning to base responsiveness on a combination media queries and a toggle-able class... making the class toggle-able at a system level to enable certain areas of the site, but also considering allowing toggle by user preference - since we have many existing users who may not 'get' the benefits of the responsive design at first and will want an out.
May
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awarded  Nice Question
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
2
comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Thanks, Matt. I appreciate the feedback.
May
2
comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Let's assume that a responsive design is tested and chosen... Should users be forced into the responsive design as dictated by media queries (without the ability to opt out and see a desktop view)?
May
2
comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Thanks for the in-depth answer. I'm in total agreement with the logic that leads toward responsive design as a default... just not clear on why responsive design patterns are choosing to take control away from the user (to see a desktop view) as devices move toward resolution independence. There will be poorly executed responsive mobile views of a site - what is the user to do if there are too many display:none's in the mobile view or a certain table (created by editors, not developers) is not easily viewable?
May
1
revised Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Clarification of question title
May
1
comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
I was not intending bias... wish I could have done an actual screenshot of the Boston Globe desktop view on an iPhone... but that's the point, I can't. Headlines of stories are clearly visible on other news sites in a non-responsive/non-mobile view and provide easy zoom cues.
May
1
asked Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Apr
29
revised Mouseover to reveal more data in a table
added 319 characters in body
Apr
29
awarded  Teacher
Apr
29
answered Mouseover to reveal more data in a table
Apr
17
accepted What are the Benefits/Risks of Unobtrusive Global Search until active pattern (Facebook, Apple)?
Mar
26
comment What are the Benefits/Risks of Unobtrusive Global Search until active pattern (Facebook, Apple)?
Interesting... Maybe they're rolling it out gradually - or A/B testing.
Mar
26
comment What are the Benefits/Risks of Unobtrusive Global Search until active pattern (Facebook, Apple)?
Haven't noticed any change in the results. The black Facebook used seems to clash visually... would have thought they would have gone with a darker blue like their icon buttons to the left of search.
Mar
25
awarded  Editor
Mar
25
revised What are the Benefits/Risks of Unobtrusive Global Search until active pattern (Facebook, Apple)?
phrasing as question.
Mar
25
asked What are the Benefits/Risks of Unobtrusive Global Search until active pattern (Facebook, Apple)?