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Egregious Drexel undergrad and tenured Apple fanboy John Gruber once described his website, the cringeworthy 'Daring Fireball', as a representation of all he knows.

If that's indeed the case, then John Gruber doesn't know much - it's not mobile-friendly according to Google.

https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly?url=https://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2021/06/27/ep-317

'Viewport not set', says Miss Google. That'd be easy enough to fix - just add this to your 'head' data.

<meta content='width=device-width,initial-scale=1' name=viewport>

This is necessary, it turns out, because that first smartphone manufacturer (whoever that was) made an error, and so today, to compensate, all HTML pages must add that viewport metatag.

Google goes on to say that the Fireball's text is too small to read. Of course it is. But the issue here is it can't be made larger on a mobile.

That the clickable elements are too close together follows on the above - the user can't make things larger.

Of course Miss Google could be wrong, and Miss Gruber right, but they seem to be in disagreement.

And Miss Gruber wants you to know she has a frog in her pocket.



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