How to check if a customer has a Mobile website using Google Chrome

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Lots of ties we want to see if a customer has a mobile website so we can easily do this with Google chrome. You can also do it with Firefox using a similar method.


Hope this helps.

What do you use?

Quentin
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  • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
    Q,

    Seen this earlier - linked in your email - like it.

    I hope this isn't considered off-topic,

    but do you prefer working with FF or Chrome?
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  • Profile picture of the author nickhumph
    Thanks Quentin!

    Going to be using this now to contact biz owners!

    Nick
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Or just download Safari and you can select the user agent right from the toolbar without having to install any plugins or set anything up.
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    • Profile picture of the author markinoz
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Or just download Safari and you can select the user agent right from the toolbar without having to install any plugins or set anything up.
      Hi Will,

      Could you elaborate please? I'm using Safari version 5.1.7 and I must be blind but I can't see anything referring to a user agent.

      Thanks in advance

      Mark

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      For others who are looking, you need to tick "Show Develop menu in menu bar" which is found in the "Advanced" tab of "Preferences". Once done, there will be a "Develop" item in the toolbar.. click this and then choose "User Agent"

      Mark
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    Thanks for sharing, good to know!
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  • Profile picture of the author alritch.merin
    I am using this one to check if a certain website doesn't have a mobile version.
    Mobile preview

    If you see a blank screen, it is totally a flash site (not mobile friendly). Mango Tree Mobile is also offering this kind of service, if you want to have instant mobile sites. http://mangotreemobile.com/
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    • Profile picture of the author markinoz
      Originally Posted by alritch.merin View Post

      I am using this one to check if a certain website doesn't have a mobile version.
      Mobile preview

      If you see a blank screen, it is totally a flash site (not mobile friendly). Mango Tree Mobile is also offering this kind of service, if you want to have instant mobile sites. Instant Mobile Friendly Website with Mango Tree Mobile
      Hi,

      I just tried your first link and typed in 3 websites that I know have mobile versions, and each time i was shown the desktop version...... doesn't work very well

      Mark
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      • Profile picture of the author a2050
        Originally Posted by markinoz View Post

        Hi,

        I just tried your first link and typed in 3 websites that I know have mobile versions, and each time i was shown the desktop version...... doesn't work very well

        Mark
        You are right, i get the same thing too.:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author lint631
    Cool, thanks. To play with my responsive designs in Firefox I select the following in the drop down menu:

    Web Developer -> Responsive Design View

    A cool little tool. It won't actually detect a mobile site but it's great for testing responsive designs.
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  • Profile picture of the author dash0205
    Interesting! I just launched my Mobile Marketing strategy for one of my websites! Many marketers are still missing what Mobile Marketing can do for their business!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

    What do you use?
    Quentin, thanks for the share. I had used browser user agent switcher addons in the past but finally settled down with non-browser simulators and emulators. Because, desktop browsers will still use the desktop browser capabilities while rendering a mobile website. I am lately using Opera Mobile Emulator which has numerous device and screen size options.
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