Retronym: computer website

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Jul 22 04:41:31 UTC 2013

My thanks to everyone who disabused me! 

I had initially written "desktop website" but then deleted it without ever checking for it. 

Last year, I replaced my aging desktop with a laptop. The word I normally use for it is "computer," but it seems valid to refer to it as a "desktop" in terms of what I use it for.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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On Jul 20, 2013, at 6:51 PM, Pearl Shavzin-Dremeaux <pshavzin at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Before I saw the below response, I asked my spouse, who is a programmer who
> works in the digital advertising industry, and his response was indeed
> "'desktop site' or 'desktop version'."
> -Pearl
> From: Hugo Hugo <hugovk at GMAIL.COM>
>> Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:00:13 +0100
>> A common term for a full-fat website, as opposed to a mobile site, is
>> "desktop site".
>> Some examples:
>> "Mobile | Desktop"
>> "Mobile [/] Desktop"
>> "Desktop site"
>> "Desktop version"
>> "View desktop version"
>> "View Google in: Mobile | Classic"
>> "Classic site"
>> "full site"
>> "Exit the Mobile Edition (view the standard browser version)."
>> It doesn't really matter that you may use the desktop website on your
>> laptop, especially as my laptop is on the desk and my desktop is on
>> the floor.
>> Hugo

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