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General Discussion

Sarah Bradberry
Sarah Bradberry
7,115 Points

Minimum width for responsive sites?

What is the minimum width that would be the most sensible for creating responsive web sites?

I'm most of the way through making my 18 year old site fully responsive (I just found a couple of minor issues after putting it online that I need to sort out). I used 320px as the smallest screen I was designing for, but it only looks good on my iphone in landscape.

Should I bother making it look good smaller or just trust people will turn their phones sideways?

1 Answer

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
12,466 Points

I'd make it look good at 480px and larger. Remember that when designing for mobile you don't necessarily have to include all your content at that small of a size - think about why a person might visit your site on their mobile device and only display the most relevant information. You can use media queries to remove content as the screen gets smaller or vice versa.

Sarah Bradberry
Sarah Bradberry
7,115 Points

Thanks Jacob. For some reason I didn't receive a notification of your reply.