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Disabling photos for mobile views

  1. HoneyBB profile image87
    HoneyBBposted 3 years ago

    Is it possible for me to disable photos from my account for mobile or tablet views? I have been looking at my Google Analytics and noticed that while the time spent on my articles averages approximately 7 minutes, my mobile views only average 55 seconds. If photos can be disabled it wouldn't take as long to load and may keep people reading a little longer on their mobile devices? Maybe I could only enable ads that have no pictures for mobile also???

  2. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 3 years ago

    There isn't a way to do this on the HubPages end; I think users would only be able to disable image loading from their mobile devices (somehow) individually. Sorry about that!

    1. HoneyBB profile image87
      HoneyBBposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for replying Simone. Maybe somebody should do an experiment to see if disabling photos to mobile devices would help or hurt. Or maybe somebody somewhere has already???  Something to think about.

  3. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Disabling images on mobile devices is easy, especially if you get into some of the mobile-customized browsers.  But given how many sites are going image-oriented for mobile users, I don't think ditching images is the solution.

    HoneyBB, have you considered optimizing your layouts and images to serve your mobile readers better?

    1. HoneyBB profile image87
      HoneyBBposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Relache, thanks for your insight. I think you make a good point. Most people have phones that can upload photos quickly. My phone is so old, I didn't even think of that. I have thought about photo optimization but I spend too much time trying to figure it all out. I just started school for Graphic Design today and I imagine that I will learn how to do all that as time goes on. I really appreciate your suggestions.

      1. SmartAndFun profile image93
        SmartAndFunposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds like a fun major! I'm jealous!

      2. teaches12345 profile image91
        teaches12345posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Agree, wish I could join you in graphic design.  People are really into images and photos, would not suggest disabling.  Perhaps updating phones is needed?  Relache has some good suggestions, but as he said, you may want to consider the consequences.

        1. HoneyBB profile image87
          HoneyBBposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          teaches, I know...I just can't stand not knowing much about photos and design elements and web design. I'm sure it will help me a lot in my future articles. I plan to make some photos for my hubbers friends to use as soon as I get to know what I'm doing. I have a facebook fan page where I intend on placing these photos in an album (the one I have now is pathetic but I haven't put any time into the photos or taking quality photos; I just put it up to get it started) So in the future, I will send out a message letting people know when I have quality things up that they can use if they want to. Relache does have good suggestions. She knows her stuff.

  4. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 3 years ago

    Long story short.

    Don't get concerned about image load times on mobile devices.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 3 years ago in reply to this

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