Originally Posted by am8449
With more and more iPads & tablets replacing desktops, I think web designers should design with tablet screens in mind and make legibility a bigger priority.
I disagree. I absolutely abhor sites that force me to view in "mobile" mode when I'm using my iPad 9.7". I prefer the type size, clarity and presentation while viewing in portrait mode on a non-mobile (desktop) site.
I have mine locked on portrait mode. My younger brother has his locked on landscape mode. That's 50% on a survey of two. Personally I would be more interested in the psychology in regards to why one is preferred over the other. Is it a physical limitation like eye site, or having a wider grip? A comfort zone holding it close instead of further away.
I have a very hard time believing that it's related to eye site when it is such a minuscule motion to pinch and zoom. I suppose if it's someone who is not in shape then pinching to zoom would most likely be too much to ask. On the same note, my brother is a literal health nut and he uses it in landscape only. I would like further data.