[theme-reviewers] Current Theme Unit Test Data

Dane Morgan dane at danemorganmedia.com
Thu Jul 19 14:31:33 UTC 2012

On 2012-07-18 17:43, Daniel Tara wrote:
> No content should be hidden, ever, that's (very) bad practice.
Well, that's one opinion. Another opinion might recognize the fact that 
desktop and smartphone use are different and the same person viewing a 
site on a desktop will have different objectives from when they view the 
same site on a smartphone and to some extent on a tablet.

Go to any major hotel website on you phone and tell me that their 
routine hiding of content does not increase the usability of the site 
(and their bottom line profits) for cellphone users.

There are many legitimate reasons to hide content from mobile users, and 
to hide other mobile content from desktop users. One use case would be 
serving forms differently by hiding some optional fields for mobile 
users where filling in forms is more difficult and the touch keyboard 
conceals a good portion of the screen.

On the face of it, this kind of blanket statement is invalidated by even 
one valid use case, and for this there are many.

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