HAYCORN — 13 March 2012

Mobile specific URLs? They're breaking the web

Those mobile specific URLs—m., mobile. and the like—they’ve got to go. There’s just too many mobile-specific URLs popping up on Twitter and similar, and since for some reason the browser detection only only pushes people from desktop to mobile, if you’re actually on a desktop browser, you end up stuck there. A poor user experience, and it doesn’t sell many ads, either. People are just going to have to do that shit right—the same URL (i.e. resource) for everyone, and content negotiation (or “responsive design”) thereafter. (Set a cookie summarising what’s in the User-Agent header, if necessary.) It’s not that hard!