These sites work great with all essential functionality
- Facebook.com (redirects to mobile version)
- Reddit.com (Desktop version)
These work with some functionality missing
- bing.com (no images, no login)
- espn.com (some images missing)
- GitHub.com (read-only browsing works, opening PRs and the like not)
- GitLab.com (read-only browsing works, drop down menus are not)
- meetup.com (no RSVP)
- tumblr.com (blogs work, the search does not)
- WashingtonPost.com (some images missing)
Do not work
vlc 'https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=somevideoid', though)
- Reddit.com (mobile version. alternative: use the desktop version)
- ted.com (video is not playing, download button does not work either, but that could be fixed easily)
- translate.google.com (error 403)
Less CPU usage
Besides the initial loading, many sites are continuously executing scripts which put load on the CPU. Badly written pages even more so.
More battery on mobile
Mobile surfing holds up much longer.
Less intrusive animations
No “subscribe to our newsletter” popups, no scrolling-based “this might interest you” notifications. No changing of scrolling behavior.
Go cold turkey:
Alternatively use an extension like NoScript.