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Comment: Re:Or they're just proxying their connections (Score 2) 219

I think it is hilarious that they are so naive that they think rates dropped. They fuck the industry up, people find a way around it, they fuck it up more, people route around that. They will NEVER win.

True, it is impossible to win against a group of self-entitled individuals who feel they deserve everything for free.

Comment: Re:Firefox (Score 1) 240

by Merk42 (#49610597) Attached to: Chrome Passes 25% Market Share, IE and Firefox Slip

"testing their pages"

There's your problem. By and large, many web developers _don't_ test their pages. At all. Of the remainder, many just assume full screen 1920x1080. The office where I work (for now), the senior developers have banned scrollbars. Because reasons. And their attitude is basically "the users are going to get whatever we feel like giving them."

Web Developer here. In my experience* it's because Wed Designers favor aesthetics over usability. They ~carefully crafted~ their pretty page and shudder at the very idea of someone changing it. See also: Disabling zoom on mobile.

* anecdotal, YMMV, etc.

Comment: New thing released? (Score 1) 53

by Merk42 (#49572795) Attached to: KDE Plasma 5.3 Released
Oh boy, new version of $software came out! Better run to /. and comment on how it's terrible to the point of equating it to killing puppies! I will also speak volumes of what it is doing wrong, because of course my preference is therefore the preference of everyone. Yet with all this knowledge of what people truley want I won't ever make a better version of $software myself.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 356

by Merk42 (#49519335) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today

I can't tell you how often I have to tell my browser on my tablet to give me the real desktop site ... because most mobile sites are complete shit.

Links don't work, you don't have the same information, the layout is terrible, and you can't find anything.

In my experience and opinion, most mobile websites are written by morons, to satisfy a checkbox defined by marketing, and are generally pretty much useless.

Which sounds like a badly done site, not because it's mobile. I'm all for feature parity.

Since most phones run at the same resolution as a desktop ... WTF is the purpose of a badly written mobile site?

While my ~5" phone has the same 1080p resolution as the ~23" monitor I'm typing this on, having it exactly on my phone like that would make copy too small and buttons incredibly difficult to press. Yes you could zoom in/out the desktop site, but that's not a good experience either. You're right to question the purpose to a badly written mobile site.

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