I think the presence of "reading mode" on modern browsers - that take a website and make it readable - is a big sign that something is wrong with the modern web.
I use it a lot on mobile firefox because I routinely encounter sites that are legitimately illegible on my phone without it.
both have a way of determining a lot of paths and foreclosing others, and are nearly impossible to escape or truly subvert once they've really taken hold in a given system.
As I've said before, when a website doesn't closely resemble a plaintext document with hyperlinks it's far beyond the scope of what the web was supposed to be capable of (and is a mistake).
Now, the web isn't even really great at *that*. But, it's a whole lot better at that than at pretending to be a native gui application.
We're basically locked into treating it like one now, which is too bad.
@allan honestly this has always been a problem, but the presence of reading mode is a great way of giving the user control back
i remember old geocities websites that'd be in unreadable color schemes on ugly backgrounds. and they otherwise had useful information or i wouldn't be going to them.
@allan Reading mode? I have literally never heard of this. I use mobile firefox, and the biggest complaint I have is websites that try and display content off the side of the page and won't let me zoom or scroll such that I can see it. Or websites that won't let me navigate away from their pages, like amazon. :/