Apr 252015

I’ve had a beef with Google since “searches in quotes” stopped working… not to mention searches that require the inclusion of +certain +terms and the exclusion of -other -terms.

However, they hit one out of the park this last week. “Mobilegeddon” has struck, courtesy of the erstwhile-best-but-now-mediocre search engine we all know and used to love.

You see, if you do not have a “mobile friendly” site, you are now website-non-grata in the Google search world. I know this because of the e-mails I’ve gotten telling me so… over and over and over and over and…

Honestly. Who doesn’t just use the desktop site and push and pinch it into view as they please? And how do I cram the nearly 300 pages of content (which are already overflowing) on this desktop site into a 3-inch screen? Is that really what my site users want?


Alas, Google knows better than I, and so there is now a mobile version of defordmusic.com. It’s ugly and it’s barely usable. It is, in a word, stupid and terrible and ridiculous. (Wait, that was three words. Whatever.) I have spent the better part of the day trying to conform to the arbitrary standards imposed on the denizens of the WWW, which are certain to change again tomorrow, but hey.. what’s a wasted day or two out of a lifetime?

I’ll work on formatting a few of the worst pages so they show up better on mobiles. I guess I really should do that anyway. **looks sheepish** In the meantime, if you happen to stumble into this mobile morass and want a way out, just head to the bottom of the screen, click “Desktop” and you’ll have access again to the site as it ought to be.

  7 Responses to “Google is now officially too big for its britches.”


    Still that wont make a change for us to dislike the site, music, sheets and etc. This site is really usable and very God-Friendly page. Many musicians adore the music and songs that you produces for the name of the Lord. We really thank you for those arrangements that we have used to our every sabbath services. Dave from Philippines, SDA. 🙂


    I am in the Primary Presidency and I am in charge of music. I have been asked to prepare a hymn sang by the kids in primary and young women. The hymn is called ” baptizem” from the children’s songbook. I was wandering if you have any material/ideas regards this song that we can use to make this hymn more original or a little different than the conventional way since everybody knows it and we’ll be singing it in a baptizem.
    Thank you very much.


    I still use your music. I love them since from the start. Thank you for being so generous.


    Sally, I love your music and you are so generous to share it free on your web site. I agree with you, Google is TOO big!
    I will continue to use your website on my desk top. Tablets are too tiny to see.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents… and I love your humor.


    Sally, I am with you – I still use my desktop and love it. I don’t have to crunch everything into 3 inches.


    Thanks for the warning – I shall continue to use your excellent website via my desktop computer.


    I still like your original site, you have wonderful choral and solo arrangements and I will continue to use your music. Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone.

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