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CSS

Aspect ratios

I have been working on a Website and have been struggling with Responsive Web Design.

I have 12 squares laid out next to eachother vertically and they're all the same width and height as eachother; they're all made using css.

As I decrease the width of the browser window, I want all of these squares to decrease in size fluidly (possibly as a percentage) but I want the shape to remain the same (equal height and width).

Help?

http://s27.photobucket.com/user/MaxReinsch/media/Screenshotfrom2015-01-29123126.png.html?sort=3&o=0

^ An example of the kind of layout.

2 Answers

Emily Kelton
Emily Kelton
3,626 Points

You can give your .square(s) a height and width in a relative measurement, like ems or rems. That should work.

Doesn't appear to be working. =(

Emily Kelton
Emily Kelton
3,626 Points

Try this instead: .square { border: 1px solid black; width: 20%; background-color: red; display: inline-block; padding-bottom: 20%; }

So long as your padding-bottom is equal to the width, they should be squares.