Do Me a Favor, Will You?

help.jpgI just uploaded a new little trick for the home page of our site. It is now set up to magically send you to the mobile site if you’re browsing on your PDA. But that’s not all! If you decide, for whatever reason, that you want to visit our “big” web site from your PDA instead, and you click the “Visit Main Website” linkย in the mobile version, you should magically not be sent back to the mobile site. So, here’s the favor I need….

Can you let me know if it doesn’t work? We tested it a lot last week, and everything seems to be fine, but looks can be deceiving, can’t they? I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, but if you’re ever trying to browse our site, and you end up at the mobile version when you really want to be on the “big” version (or vice versa) just do me a quick favor and drop a comment in this post letting me know what you were doing so I can fix it. Thanks!

10 thoughts on “Do Me a Favor, Will You?

  1. Julie Post author

    Hi Frank,

    Thanks for checking! And yes, I did mean the “Visit Main Website” link, and I just updated the blog post to say that. I’ve never been very good at saying what I mean ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Eric Olsson

    I checked on my desktop (Firefox 2.something) & my Treo 700w (PocketIE).

    They both worked as you described. That’s pretty neat, Julie.

  3. Julie Post author

    Hi everyone –

    Thanks so much for being my guinea pigs and checking this out for me! Unfortunately, Ellen noticed a problem that I had not seen, so I had to temporarily go back to the way things were until I can figure it out. Just in case someone tries the trick again, or is reading this post for the first time – there is no redirect right now, but I will get it back up and running soon!

  4. m m

    I would like to see the redirect put back in place (when all bugs are gone of course)

    I like a site that is aware of the client’s browser (makes sense for a ppc software producer), but that also gives me a way to download the standard site and deal with how well my browser can render it.

  5. Julie Post author

    Hello! I definitely haven’t forgotten about the redirecting, and in fact was just talking about it again on Friday. I’ll try to get it working again as soon as I can – without any bugs this time, of course ๐Ÿ™‚ – and I’ll write another post about it when it’s ready.


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