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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

It is necessary if you have different versions of the website for Desktop and Mobile. For example, a lot of websites scrap out features that might get too complicated to be operated on Mobile. For ...
Swapnil Borkar's user avatar
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Personally, I think such an option is essential. For two reasons: Users might be accustomed to the desktop interface. For example, a user that is used to access the website through a desktop can ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Primary Reasons for Desktop site's necessity can be summarized in 3 bullet points: Compatibility Issues Providing Limited Working Features (while still working on full feature roll out) Redirecting ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

I turn my phone sideways and it has higher resolution than my desktop. When you optimize for 320x480, and a tiny device comes along with over 2500x1400, there are going to be issues. The mobile ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Well sometimes the mobile version of the site lacks content that is only available in the desktop version. This is often done to save bandwith (lower quality of images or exclude some elements ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Steve Krug's opinion In Don't Make Me Think, Revisited, Chapter 10 deals with mobile usability. Steve Krugg states the following (emphasis mine): Always provide a link to the "full" Web ...
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Should I choose a short or lengthy title for my app on App Store?

Typically, the top performing apps have shorter (branded) titles The average for the top 200 free apps are: 26 characters 4.5 words But it probably doesn't matter App title length – if penalized at ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Yes, If desktop users are shown a different version of the site. This is a usability issue. I have seen so many sites that do not display properly on small screens or that do not serve the same ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Why did this trend come about? For developing websites there are three major approaches toward how they are developed*: Responsive Web Design Adaptive Web Design Separate "Desktop" and "Mobile" ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

It was mostly used for "m.websites" (ex: m.cnn.com) which are already off trends and slowly fading away. m.website are basically the same copy of your website with a different URL. You will be ...
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What is the optimal frame rate for an animated GIF (video like experience)?

Unlike video files that usually only support a constant frame rate, there’s an individual delay between frames in the animated image file formats like AGIF, APNG‌¹, MNG or SVG+SMIL‌². This (and often ...
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What is the optimal frame rate for an animated GIF (video like experience)?

Cinema uses 24 frames per second. HD video cameras typically capture at 30 or 60 fps. More frame rates When I used to create web banner adverts we used to use 12 fps to help reduce file size. ...
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What's the better way to reduce the impact to the familiar users when process redesigning or take place

It's true people hate change. It could scare them off. But there are ways of minimizing any recoil or you could even turn it to your advantage. Make small iterations A nice example is the case of ...
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Mobile Login Loading Time

The trivial answer is "as quick as possible". The user experience research group NNGroup has some relevant information regarding load times. Most relevant to your situation is probably the ...
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Should video be first thing on product websites?

When I open a web page, if I'm faced with a video which starts playing itself, the first and only thing I do is to immediately close the website. When I'm faced with an image carousel, the first thing ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

As others have said, the trend originally came about because of the way full sites were ported to mobile devices. Early on, people were taking established sites and scrunching them down to work with ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Possibly not even if there's a difference between your sites. At least if your user-agent handling works properly. Example: SE on Android mobile has a "full site" link at the bottom. I only realised ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

I agree with @JonStory where if you have both sites, there is no reason to not offer the option of visiting the full desktop site. Especially if technologies are potentially in place that mobile ...
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Optimizing Heavy content and data based website to mobile responsive

Content display has to follow a mobile first philosophy. However, I would recommend looking at Google analytics first to understand if users who will see this content are using a mobile device. if ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

One more reason: The user might not actually be using a mobile device currently, but might just have been following a link posted by someone using the mobile site. (Of course, this only applies if ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Yes, You can use a Bluetooth keyboard with most mobile, and some smart phones allows the display to be sent to a TV or monitor. So you don't know if a smart phone is being used with a small touch ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

I think some people have over-analysed this question. The answer in my view is always 'no' and there are 2 simple reasons for this: If it's a repsonsive website then there's effectively no such thing ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Yes it is necessary. Having Desktop site is good if the mobile site is not working in any case or if the user is unable to get the exact flow of activities. Now a days as mobile users are increasing, ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

I think this is done when a site's desktop version is well established, and they are "grafting on" a very different mobile site, perhaps developed by a different team. Either because the website Is ...
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How should I minify my menus?

Sorry for the late reply ... Google's Material Guidelines have documented many of the common solutions to this problem. Following are a few examples that I've had success with. Discovery is critical ...
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