At the minute I’m spending a lot of time on my phone. This means that every time I visit a website I’m getting a completely broken experience. Some websites show me the default desktop version, some show me a mobile variant. That’s fine, I can cope with that, but we then enter a whole world of pain.
These things are so annoying. I’m sure that the people running the websites are trying to be helpful, but I, like you, just want the information I requested. I don’t want to be prompted to download an app, I don’t want to be told about how my cookies are being used, I just want the original information I requested. That then leads me onto my second problem..
Sites that just don’t work.
You may have seen this. You request a page or click a link via Google, the website detects that you’re on a mobile phone and decides to send you to the homepage and completely ignore the page you actually wanted. Sometimes it’s even worse. There could be a mobile website but it’ll show you the full-fat site even when the mobile version is actually the one you wanted, or perhaps the other way around. Sometimes there’s no mobile website at all.
To be honest, I’m quite glad that Google are rumoured to be checking mobile websites to see if they work, because currently there’s not enough of them that work correctly.