I am of two minds on the subject and this question has arisen out of an answer provided to the question in Psychology & Neuroscience Is there a benefit for humans to lose memory access when under elongated periods of stress?.
Google developed the AMP project (originally Accelerated Mobile Pages) for better performance using mobile devices, and the answer provided a link to an article by the Cleveland Clinic which was an AMP project link rather than a regular URL pointing to the main website. Below are both kinds of links pointing to the same article, but via different methods.
- AMP link (without referrer part, amp share part and others)
- Regular URL pointing directly to the Cleveland Clinic site
Viewing the article using the AMP project URL on a computer, the page is a lot narrower and not using the full width of the screen, plus the content is bland as it is more geared for mobile phones.
Viewing the article using the regular URL on a computer is more intuitive to me as it has better formatting for ease of reading in my view.
Viewing the article using the regular URL on a mobile phone is fine as the website is mobile friendly and adjusts the page according to the phone resolution, etc.
What is the community's view regarding the use of AMP project links within questions and answers? Should they be avoided for better reading via computer screens seeing as websites should be mobile friendly anyway?