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WPWiseOwl says

I’ll agree. I subscribe via RSS to the various Envato Marketplaces (and to a lesser extent, the tuts sites) on my phone and often open the browser from those feeds. Browsing, Bookmarking, Commenting and Purchasing could be made easier.

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pezflash says


Am i the only one who is not mad about responsiveness?
Sometimes surfing on my mobile i just hate to find a responsive/mobile version of some sites, i just prefer to see the classic version and easily tap/zoom to focus on columns/areas/content.
It depends on the site. For Tuts+ I guess a single column – long vertical scroll page with readable size text can serve better. The inline screenshots/images can be clickable to enlarge/close.

Sure it depends on the site. Then wonder why responsiveness looks like a MUST on any web project nowadays. Sometimes Web World is so ‘trend follow’, no matter strategies nor company needs. Is like the stupid sentence i have heard on many meetings: ‘we need a facebook page’, without really asking the important question ‘do we really need it? and if so… why?’

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wickedpixel says

I also hate seeing the stripped version of the website on mobile… i’m always searching for the button that disables that view. :)

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VF says

... Is like the stupid sentence i have heard on many meetings: ‘we need a facebook page’, without really asking the important question ‘do we really need it? and if so… why?’

That’s another story; “Relevance” is something we can’t expect from a layman/customer and specialists have to take the burden of guiding customers about what fits and what not with current trends. This is like a dentist explaining to patient about why the Root-canal doesn’t needed for a particular tooth etc.

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WPWiseOwl says

I also hate seeing the stripped version of the website on mobile… i’m always searching for the button that disables that view. :)

Agreed. Some rather irritating sites don’t even offer this or even still do browser sniffing that seems to override built-in browser functions such as “Show Desktop Version”, etc. This happens also too often on site where they’re not responsive but a separate mobile site. I see this carrying over to “responsive” themes here and think to myself that kind of defeats the purpose of the “one site for all devices” approach I think “responsive design” is supposed to solve. Site likes this given “mobile / responsive design” a bad name IMO .

So, if Envato were to make their sites “responsive” but made the mobile layout(s) not include all the same core elements as the desktop version then I’d probably just keep using the “non-responsive” version anyway so it would become a waste. It’s too easy to say, “Visitors will don’t need X feature or they’ll just have to do without X feature for now.”

I also think that there are times that a “responsive” design is not called for. It just doesn’t happen to be the case very often for me. In my view there seem to be more ways NOT to do a mobile friendly website then the other way around. LOL .

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Firsh says

I say you have all the designers and developers in the world that you could ask for, here on the marketplaces, let’s do something together. We could somehow collaborately take envato to the next level. Maybe envato could hire authors from the markets for quick jobs without possibly messing everything up, of course. This somehow would remind me of high school projects where chosen people in groups were doing something for the community (they were all rewarded in some way).

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hogash says

Am i the only one who is not mad about responsiveness?
Sometimes surfing on my mobile i just hate to find a responsive/mobile version of some sites, i just prefer to see the classic version and easily tap/zoom to focus on columns/areas/content. I think sometimes is better a clever site, then an APP for certain web services of the company, if any.

I was just about to say that. Instead of responsive layout, it would be better a separate website like m.themeforest.net or something like this where the website is trimmed and minimalised for a mobile version. In my opinion this is a better solution than responsive.

Also some users just like the normal website, so 2 links in the footer Desktop / Mobile view would be much more useful.

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infuse01 says

Solutions for having a mobile optimized website are existing for ages. Since the Tuts-Network is fully running on wordpress it would be possible to simply install WP Touch (or similar) and have some kind of mobile optimized website. Of course there is also the long way with a special dedicated mobile webapp/native app – but it won’t happen. And since making a website responsive isn’t that hard and only consists of various media queries where you define width and height and some display: none I think that we can at least expect something in there.

But either way it would be awesome to have a mobile optimized experience while reading and browsing through the network.

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