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Why are some websites wonky when I access them via my droid?

by R-Lombardi / August 7, 2013 7:26 AM PDT

On some websites, fonts become scrambled and take over everything else on the website when I access the site via my phone (a Samsung S3). If I access the same sites on an I-phone, Sony, or my PC there are no issues at all. Any ideas on what my phone is doing?
Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2013 8:21 AM PDT

It's not unexpected as the web master needs to test on more devices. Also, try Chrome on the machines that support that. The stock browser in many appliances is borked.

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Try a different browser
by John_Farrel / August 8, 2013 8:11 PM PDT

I agee with the above given suggestion, just try downloading a new browser, this time a Opera mini or UC Browser(if tried it from device inbuilt browser). That may work. Even Dolphin browser is fast and good in all aspects. You may try any of them.

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Don't forget......
by birdmantd Forum moderator / August 8, 2013 9:52 PM PDT

.....that not all websites are optimized for use on a cell phone.

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Why are some websites wonky when I access them via my droid
by sunita2171 / August 9, 2013 3:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Don't forget......

really, few websites are not optimized for Smartphones

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You might think so......
by birdmantd Forum moderator / August 9, 2013 7:21 AM PDT

....but they are not all optimized that way. If they were, you wouldn't have to constantly enlarge the images to make it more readable.

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If you want an example....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / August 19, 2013 11:19 PM PDT

Try looking up the Cnet forum site on your Droid and tell me I am incorrect. The standard page for Cnet is optimized but not the forum page.

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Depends on websites
by iminmessaging / August 19, 2013 11:09 PM PDT

This thing mainly depends on the websites because all the websites are not optimized properly for mobile viewing. One more reason can be the resolution of the phone. There is no problem in your cell phone.

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