Originally Posted by hackel
FF reports the correct dimensions of 1200×1824 or 1920×1104 depending on the orientation, and accounting for the nav buttons.
This is a pretty sad state when Google has to resort to such tricks as reporting half resolution to make up for extremely poor web developers. Anyone using pixel measurements for any web or app development clearly doesn't know what they are doing. This highlights this issue perfectly. Web browsers are aware of the actual DPI of the screen and will render pages accordingly, so long as the specifications use proper dynamic sizes. I really hate browsing some mobile sites on my Nexus 7. They are ridiculously huge to the point of being unusable!
Web developing is all about pixel measurements. And its used for displaying various CSS profiles. Most CSS tablet mode themes are built around a 960 width. It isn't for poor web developers, it is for GOOD web developers that create a tablet CSS theme. A good developer will have various styles for mobile, tablet, full, and super wide.
If the browser reports 1200 or 1920 resolution width, it would throw it into full site mode. Chrome does this so it can default to the best mode designed for your device and giving you the option for full site options in the menu.
Specially developed tablet friendly sites usually use less advertisements and finger friendly controls.
This is smart on Googles behave.
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