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[edited by: MrSavage at 3:45 pm (utc) on Apr 6, 2015]
Did I mention headlines and text the size of the width of my thumb?MrSavage - could you expand on this?
If that's because it makes sense, then why dish up a version that send the important content to the bottom of the page. If it's because, whelp, that's the best we can do, then it proves my point. It's a hole in the logic. The big screen suffers through a much less than ideal viewing experience and usability in order to create a somewhat suitable, but less than ideal solution for small screen users.
I think the consensus is, without making it personal, is that in order to make something responsive, big screen users will lose some of the appeal or functionality or "best use of real estate", in order to have the smaller screens work better at the same time.That seems like the opposite of consensus to me.
I see websites with HUGE elements on the page. So, say an article heading? That text often is bloated.That has nothing to do with responsive design.
I can't help but feel on this great many responsive converted websites, that I'm viewing a small screen website on my big screen. It's not the other way around.Ummm... are you actually maximizing your browser window on a Full-HD screen?
The base point is that is your content is above the fold, then why is it there. If that's because it makes sense, then why dish up a version that send the important content to the bottom of the page.Have your cake and eat it?
If you have to dumb down a site to be responsive, making things stretched out, blank, and text the height of a US quarter for the big screen user, and then make a less ideal experience for the smaller screens?As a designer I make choices as to what a tablet and mobile use does NOT see. I do this solely to keep a large amount of user focused content above the fold. I use a responsive template to downsize the images only for the smaller view ports. Desktop users have no change whatsoever. I reduce headlines with span elements (display:none) to make them not wrap on mobile while the desktop sees no change.
[edited by: Hoople at 1:29 am (utc) on Apr 7, 2015]
They have a sidebar, which gets relegating to the bottom (footer) of a page.
In that sense, the said site looks better scrunched down than it does in a grand full size monitor view. That's perplexing to me, but apparently it's not for most everyone else.
It's true that there isn't a way to plop the same page with the same structure/usability when we're talking about a 5-6-inch sized screen compared to a big screen.