WHY I HAVE NO MOBILE-FRIENDLY PAGES
There are several reasons why I am not going to convert my web pages to be
- I have over 400 pages. It would take years to do a good job.
Nobody can keep up with the fast pace of change today.
- "Mobile device" standards are not even done yet.
Standards for HTML 5 also aren't done yet.
- I already modified my pages twice to satisfy rules at different hosting sites.
All of my previous hosts were bought out by competitors and then shut down.
- My first host required the backward compatibility of HTML 2.0.
- My second host required HTML 4.0 and they put my pages inside frames.
- My third host required XHTML 1.0 Strict for uniformity.
- This host requires only that pages not malfunction, so I kept XHTML 1.0.
- Pages that work on mobile devices often do not work on desktops and laptops.
- Your finger can fly over buttons to use other buttons. But mice can't fly.
- I can't use some menus because mouse hovers in the path switch menus.
- I do not have enough hosting space left for a double inventory of pages.
- I refuse to give up the character entity reference codes.
- Numeric character references were hard to use and remember.
- Character entity references were an advance in ease of programming.
- Deprecating entity references in HTML 5.0 goes back to the stone age.
- I teach computer science. Minifying is very poor programming practice.
- A minified source code is much harder to read, modify, or troubleshoot.
- My pages load in under 5 seconds on slow DSL. Too slow for you???
- Minified code does not pass World Wide Web Consortium validation tests.
- If you are too lazy to zoom and scroll to use a page, shame on you!
- My pages all fit in a 1024 × 768 pixel screen, or will scroll.
- My pages won't fall apart at different resolutions. But you must scroll.
- I want as much information as possible on one desktop screen.
- I hate cell phones:
Cell phone users shall do more work to see my pages, not desktop users.
- Other drivers on cell phones caused every auto crash I was a driver
- Students use cell phones to cheat on college exams.
- They took analog TV away so more people could have cell phones.
- I hate touch screens. They always mess up what you select.
- I absolutely detest Windows 8/10 and Microsoft's new policies. Give me XP.
- All of the versions since XP get in the way of doing your work.
- All versions since XP waste your time with multiple menus to do something.
- Vista, 7, 8, and 10 were designed for artists, not for business or science.
- Added phone compatibility detracts from desktop compatibility.
- Windows 8 and 10 stop working if Microsoft disappears (e.g. ISIS attacks).
- Screens full of touchpads are not accessible to various disabilities:
- Lexical perception disabilities
- Arthritis and Parkinson's disease
- Motor function control disabilities
- Quadriplegic web browsers (have the no-fly problem a mouse has)
Viewing my pages on a "mobile device"
Use one or more of the following methods:
- Zoom and scroll
- Attach a real mouse to your mobile device.
- Smash the mobile device with a sledgehammer. Use a real desktop computer.