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accepted Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
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comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Agreed, Amazon a good mobile experience - and they allow you to view the full site easily... but looking for sites that use the responsive design technique (1 page codebase, different stylesheet rules based on device size - as opposed to a separate mobile version of the site) that allow users to opt out of the mobile view.
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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?
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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.
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comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Thanks, Matt. I appreciate the feedback.
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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)?
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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?
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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.
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