of the City of Madison website reminds me of an annoying trend- Responsive Web Design (aka mobile-friendly web design)
Call me old-fashioned, but I still do most of my browsing on a desktop or laptop. Am I part of a dying breed?
Some of my favorite web sites- AV Club, Slate, Gawker, to name a few- have all recently gone through facelifts similar to the City of Madison site: removing menus, search functionality, and other basic navigation features resulting in a mobile-friendly site that's essentially The Internet With Training Wheels.
As I presume these sites- and the media conglomerates that own them- to be forward thinking, tech-friendly entities, does this mean that we're at the beginning stages of an overall shift? Or is it (hopefully) the result of some overzealous programmer anxious to play with new toys?
Whatever the case, I think it's annoying. I know in the future we'll all be wearing tinfoil jumpsuits and accessing the web with responsive glasses and touch-screen watches, but for right now I think the obsession with mobile-friendly is a bit rash.
Anyone else with me?
Take note Daily Page designers!