[whatwg] RWD Heaven: if browsers reported device capabilities in a request header
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Feb 6 14:05:17 PST 2012
On 2/6/12 3:20 PM, James Graham wrote:
> 1) Same URL structure as the main site
OK, makes sense.
> 2) Less (only citical) information on each screen
Why not do this for the "desktop" version as well?
Alternately, if it's nice to see the information at a glance on desktop,
why not make the UI such that this information is at the top in both
versions and the less-critical information is effectively below the fold
on mobile? I realize that this may be more work and that there may be
other constraints here, but it seems like that would be ideal in this
> 3) No looking up / transfering information that would later be thrown away
Again, this seems to apply to desktop as well.
> 4) Fast => No extra round trip to report device properties
Agreed that this is desirable.
This really does seem like an instance of my bucket #1 ("Why isn't the
desktop version just like this vastly better mobile one?").
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