Vertical view on tablet for AB test

Status: Great Idea!
by shirleyh ‎05-01-2014 May 1, 2014 - edited ‎05-01-2014 May 1, 2014

Was wondering if anyone else has wanted to see the vertical view for tablet? Currently we are only able to see the horizontal view. My main concern was since the site we are working with has finicky responsive states, I wanted to ensure it worked properly in the vertical, narrower view for tablet.



Status: Great Idea!
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by Optimizely
‎05-05-2014 May 5, 2014 - edited ‎05-05-2014 May 5, 2014

Hi @shirleyh ,


1. Great idea and we have added this to our queue. Thanks for this insight!


2. One suggestion on how to make sure the test is working properly for both views, is to use targeing to match a specific query parameter. This parameter is something that only you would know, and you will be able to manually add it to your query string. 


By setting this condition, you will be able to see the experiment "live" but no actual live traffic will be able to view the change. It would only be visible to those who know the query parameter that is targeted (you or your team).


This will allow you to grab your ipad and force your way into the experiment. You then can see how the experiment interacts with the reponsive nature of the site (specifically horizontal vs vertical), without compromising any visitors experience.


This technique is a really great way to make sure experiments are perfect before launching.


Please see the article below for more information on how to go about accomplishing this:


Forcing yourself into a variation


Note: it sounds way more techinical than it actually is.  You should be able to get this working but let us know if you run into any issues.


Hope this helps!



by Alix
‎06-11-2014 June 11, 2014

This is a great idea - it makes sense especially in light of the fact that practically everyone builds their sites in responsive now so lots of time and resource is dedicated at tracking performance across multiple devices. You need to see that everything looks good from a customer's stand-point, so getting a vertical view would help hugely.

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by Optimizely
‎07-29-2014 July 29, 2014
Status changed to: Great Idea!