Personally, web browsing on my phone is one of my least favorite things to do and can be often so frustrating when you can’t find what you’re looking for or the navigation is all off. The funny thing is that even though it’s one of my least favorite things to do, I engage in mobile browsing very often.
One particular website comes to mind immediately when I think about website mobile browsing: pinterest. There have been many mixed reviews on how Pinterest chooses to do mobile browsing. Overall, it’s a very different experience than you would have on a laptop. Pinterest was made for scrolling, so in that regard the finger scroll is very intuitive. To select something, when you hold your finger on something 3 icons come up and you can choose to pin, like or send pins by sliding over the preferred icon. The only other navigation is at the top of the browser where you can choose to go to your boards or do a general search. One interesting aspect of general search is that each word is itemized in the search bar making it easy to target a search.
Pinterest is one of the more unique mobile sites that I’ve browsed on. It has it’s frustrations and it’s moments of creative genius, but overall, it’s completely memorable.