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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by gisella, Mar 16, 2014.
My iPad does not support some websites. Why is that?
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If, by "does not support" you mean that some things appear out of place, it isn't the iPad. The problem there is that the websites weren't designed to be as compatible as possible with all web browsers. Perhaps, if this is the case, you could drop the webmaster a line and ask them to study the iOS Web App documentation.
We can try the sites if you link them
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Hi Gisella and welcome to the Forum!
We really do need some more info on what you mean......but if it's Flash Sites you are speaking about, have a look at this very informative thread by one of our Senior Moderators Mickey330 and all will be explained as well as give you some alternatives.
The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.
We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Tutorial for our App
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Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
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Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
The better question is why some websites don't support mobile devices. And the answer is that either they don't care enough, or they haven't figured out that mobile is going to be bigger than desktop in the very near future.
Most modern mobile devices dont' support a lot of the tools and protocols that some websites have become dependent on; most notably Java and Flash. There are newer tools that sites can use that work with mobile, even being so kind as to adjust the site for best results depending on your screen size.
This is changing, rapidly, if not as rapidly as we could wish.
In the meantime, if the site is vital to you give the free version of Puffin a try. This app runs a full desktop web browser remotely and re-serves it to your iPad. It should handle the more common incompatibilities, though at the cost of speed and responsiveness. If it works for you you'll need to buy the full version, or look to one of the other Flash compatible browsers available in the App Store. Most of them work on the same principle.
Some sites are simply not mobile compatible, or at least iPad compatible. If you absolutely have to have that site on your iPad, there are other solutions, but they are not worth the trouble unless you absolutely must make it work. Those solutions are mostly about remote controlling your desktop (or laptop) computer from the iPad.
Thank you so much. I downloaded Puffin free app and websites that I was have difficulties with, can now be viewed.
Glad it worked for you. Remember the free version of Puffin has a 14 day limit.