1. firstness's Avatar
    Does anyone have issues with web sites giving you simple/basic versions of web sites on IE10 whereas you would get a more fully featured site on iPhone or Android? I was playing around with the WP8 emulator and google sites (i.e. google search, docs, images, gmail) look terrible with no dynamic elements, just basic html, whereas on iPhone it is much better.

    I have a feeling this would extend to a great many other sites, crippling the web browsing experience.

    Thoughts?
    11-03-2012 04:47 AM
  2. AngryNil's Avatar
    Yes, it's the fault of those sites for not bothering to recognise IE as a smartphone browser. Basically, go write to Google and tell them to stop being dicks.
    11-03-2012 05:08 AM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    This would we such a simple fix. Google is doing it on purpose, many others out of ignorance or lazyness.
    11-03-2012 07:56 AM
  4. mparker's Avatar
    Set IE to desktop mode. This solves the problem on WP7.5 (N900 with LTE), and it should work even better on WP8 with the extra RAM and CPU horsepower.
    11-03-2012 12:34 PM
  5. a5cent's Avatar
    Set IE to desktop mode. This solves the problem on WP7.5 (N900 with LTE), and it should work even better on WP8 with the extra RAM and CPU horsepower.
    Nope. Still pathetic compared to a webkit based mobile browser.
    11-03-2012 12:39 PM
  6. crav4speed's Avatar
    11-03-2012 03:22 PM
  7. XboxOmac's Avatar
    Webkit is very vulnerable. This is why we're the only secure OS.
    11-03-2012 05:31 PM
  8. MaulerX's Avatar
    In many ways, just be glad it isn't based on Webkit. Security being one of them.
    11-03-2012 05:47 PM
  9. jdandison's Avatar
    It will change as web app devs start building apps properly by checking browser capabilities vs user agents. Things like modernizr make this even easier - and responsive web design has started to pick up steam.
    11-03-2012 06:10 PM
  10. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Tell developers to stop designing websites for WebKit only. According to this article, it only takes a few extra lines of code to support other browsers.

    WebKit Isn't Breaking the Web. You Are | Webmonkey | Wired.com
    11-03-2012 07:23 PM
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