October 28th, 2012, 12:03 PM
I notice that the ebay's search and listing layout changes when my screen resolution changes. For example, if my screen resolution is 800x600, ebay's layout changes to a more compact version so that it can fit on my screen.
Is there a way to trick ebay into thinking that my screen resolution is NOT 800x600 so that it display the normal and not compact version of its layout?
October 28th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Ebay makes use of CSS media queries to do this. It's a technique called Responsive Design. In order to prevent this, you'll need to use a browser such as Internet Explorer 8 or before (One that doesn't support CSS3).
Originally Posted by huyvu90
I'd imagine there is also a Chrome or Firefox extension that can prevent media queries too.
[EDIT] I actually answered your question without looking at Ebay, since you were describing the tell-tale behaviors of responsive design. I just visited ebay, though, and I cannot replicate the resizing behavior you are describing. So, without being able to replicate it, I'm not sure I can give you a conclusive answer.