Instagram's design on the desktop is fucking claustrophobic. I got a 4k screen and they give me a 360x360 pixel box to scroll through the comments.
Yeah, yeah... mobile first. That doesn't mean you have to hate desktop users tho.
@fribbledom hating desktop users is kinda instagram’s whole brand. they resent having a website at all, they want to be app only.
@fribbledom It's "mobile first" in the same way white nationalists are "america first", there's an implicit "we hate everything else" there ;)
@steinarb @fribbledom @pixelfed I've never been on Instagram and therefore don't know how bad it looks on desktop, but I'm really pleased with the look and feel of #PixelFed, even on my 4k monitors. Makes sense however, as the project seems to be focused on the web version and there is no official app for mobile
@fribbledom I really hate to see that this trend is catching on. How did everyone get convinced that this super restrictive and proprietary application is the place for artists to be???
@fribbledom I think it is not only "mobile first", it is "mobile mostly and we will only give you crippled desktop web version".
@fribbledom I like instagram. I like how they switched to mandatory log in so if I'm not paying attention and click on a link and it takes me to the Instagram log in page I can think "Phew, Thank's Insta, dodged a bullet there!" and then close the tab.
I am generally very anti-Instagram. That service appears to propagate some very harmful behaviors on the web, including the common grievance I have with just about every Facebook-owned service.
If somebody sends me a link to a piece of content on the web, and all I get in the response to my browser request is an opaque login-wall or a completely blank page that doesn't work without cookies/JS whatsoever... then yeah, the content probably wasn't worth my time anyway.
@fribbledom the mistake here may lie in interacting with Instagram in any way, as opposed to other options like physically confiscating all hardware it runs on for immediate incineration
Not saying that you're wrong but have you tried using mastodon on desktops? 😬 Left-aligned claustrophobia in its purest form.
@fribbledom This is why I’m kind of excited about iOS apps on MacOS. The phone form is more appropriate for certain things.
@fribbledom not to mention randomly removing features from the web version, only for those features to magically reappear if you change your user agent to a mobile device and squish your window a bit
@fribbledom unsurprisingly, this is why i don't use instagram.
that, and i can't even post art up to my instagram if i'm on desktop.
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