For others ... if you use Safari on the iPhone there is a 'Request Desktop Website' in the settings.
Chrome doesn't have one where you can set it and forget it. You have to do it each time which is annoying.
Oh shit why did I just figure this out? [desktop mode engaged]
Ahhhhhh..... feels just like home. Just wish there was a way to leave it on with droid/chrome
Also, you're not likely to get the exact same view as your desktop. The site has a "responsive design", meaning it adjusts look/feel to the users screen size. You can take your desktop window and drag it smaller and larger and see it adjust. PBB being older had one layout for desktops and a separate one for mobile which is why 'Request Desktop Site' worked like it did.
For Chrome users, I also just found this gem I wish I knew about years ago ... Go to chrome://flags and search for Desktop... there’s a “Request desktop mode by default”... set that to “Enabled” and restart the browser. It’s working for me.
Another workaround is, not using chrome. I know it's the shit, and it's built into droid. But... chrome is spyware control / bloatware infused. Keep it.
But you can augment your device with the Brave browser, or Firefox etc. Both of those easily toggle 'desktop site' and they stay toggled for all browser instances.
FYI, the Brave browser is chromium based and is the leading browser in the Snowden campaign.