Allpaul, on Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:36 PM, said:
After leaving and coming back after an hour, the site has completely forgot my preference... I'm noticing this all over the Internet, not just on this forum.. They used to remember, now I have to choose full site on every visit.. Is it an iPhone problem, with it deleting the preference cookie, or are website admins trying to force the mobile themes on us?
I can't think of one website that doesn't work great on my phone. What kinds of phones do people have that prefer the mobile theme? Can their browser not handle full sites?
It's not the biggest problem in the world, but it is annoying...
It's certainly not being done on purpose here, but I can check to see how long the cookie is supposed to last. Are you seeing this just on Invision forums, or other types of forums?
I think there are two reasons for mobile versions of sites. One is to cut down on the amount of bandwidth being used, since many people do have caps on their usage before they have to either pay more or their access is throttle down. The mobile version of AtariAge transfers considerably less information than the full skin. Second is that the mobile version is tailored for a smaller screen size. Even though the full skin does work fine on the iPhone, you still need to do a lot of zooming in and scrolling about to see everything clearly (even with the 4S). The mobile skin is tailored for a small screen and is intended to be used without your having to zoom in/out, and links are generally easy to hit with your fingers.