If you were browsing on an iPad, you’d already be exploring our enhanced site!
If you want to see what our iPad enhanced site looks like from your laptop or desktop – that is now possible!
Follow the directions below to make a temporary tweak to your Safari browser, and you can see this enhancement as if you were sitting in from of an iPad!
When you access a site, your browser identifies itself with its User Agent string. This string includes information like the browser name, its version, your operating system and the type of device you are using in the case of a mobile device. With this information, a website can easily show different versions of its content to different User Agents. By changing our User Agent string (also refereed to as spoofing), we can trick those websites into thinking we are visiting them on an iPad.
Here’s how to change your user agent in Safari
Mac Safari 5 users can change their user agent settings by enabling the Developer menu through Preferences > Advanced.
From the Developer menu, the user agent can be changed so that the browser looks like Mobile Safari 3.2.2 on the iPad. There are, of course, some caveats. Unlike some other browsers, changing the Safari user agent only persists for the current browser window instance. Additional browser windows or restarting the browser gets you back to the original agent.