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I'm writing this message from my Android phone and what really ticks me off is that the entire website seems to be desktop-friendly with no consideration for users with mobile devices. Research shows that websites optimized for mobile devices (especially tablets) create better viewer conversion than sites poorly designed for mobile. And it looks like we're short on money, according to the donation page. (A simple solution to that would be to run ads.)

The solution: We have to make our skin responsive. Anyone who would like to suggest stuff or test design changes, great.

Here's a well-crafted responsive website: http://www.qz.com/ Clicky! Sir CuteLolcatOnTheRadio [CUNPBJ'12PLS(0)Stuy'16] 01:48, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

@Cute Zekrom: I agree with you. It must be better than the Wikia and Wikipedia mobile sites, though. You can't even edit in those layouts! ~[ths] UotM My Farticles. Qaplá'! Gobshite of the Month March 2012 Magician of the Month March 2012 Uncyclopedian of the Month November 2012 02:45, 04/14/2013
It would especially be nice to have a single, responsive layout instead of a separate mobile site. Clicky! Sir CuteLolcatOnTheRadio [CUNPBJ'12PLS(0)Stuy'16] 02:48, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
If you hit "Mobile view" at the bottom, you go to a much nicer mobile layout. WMF engineers are working on mobile editing and stuff (mw:Extension:MobileFrontend), so it's not really worth our time to try and come up with something ourselves... Legoktm (talk) 03:03, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
I like the idea, but the default MediaWiki layout (which I got a chance to view) looks plain, and it links to the Wikimedia TOS and license (rather than our own meta pages). To use it would be taking the imitation a bit too far. Clicky! Sir CuteLolcatOnTheRadio [CUNPBJ'12PLS(0)Stuy'16] 20:06, 16 April 2013 (UTC)