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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.

Stay clear of this site. So many anti patterns it hurts.

@bekopharm a badge they wear with pride. that’s what makes them so cool and hip*

*in 2011

@fribbledom It's "mobile first" in the same way white nationalists are "america first", there's an implicit "we hate everything else" there ;)

@fribbledom How does @pixelfed compare?

(I just follow it, I haven't tried it yet. And, anyway, since I'm I can't try Instagram and compare...)

@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 :pixelfed:

@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???

@david @fribbledom Because the big restrictive companies hire a lot of artists. And they promise the artists they don't hire copyright: "You get rich, when you become famous".

@david
It won't be when parents and grandparents discover it 😜

It looks like teenagers dislike what parents embrace. Pixelfed can be a place where parents and children are encouraged to use different instances which don't federate 🤪

@fribbledom

@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.

@fribbledom

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

@fribbledom
Not saying that you're wrong but have you tried using mastodon on desktops? 😬 Left-aligned claustrophobia in its purest form.

@seeyouindisneyland @fribbledom Yeah, using a custom stylesheet which makes the columns wider.

@fribbledom This is why I’m kind of excited about iOS apps on MacOS. The phone form is more appropriate for certain things.

@fribbledom I am using 80-90% zoom on the most websites. I hate modern website design so much

@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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