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Definition: desktop website


A website designed for the large screens in desktop and laptop computers. When websites are queried from a mobile browser in a smartphone, a mobile version of the site will be retrieved if available, and the user has little choice. Because mobile sites may have abbreviated content, in 2015, Apple's mobile iOS 9 operating system added a "Request Desktop Site" browser option that will download the full desktop site. Contrast with mobile website. See responsive Web design.