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Ryan Canty
Ryan Canty
Courses Plus Student 5,665 Points

My portfolio looks way different on my iPhone.

So, I designed my website with the mobile first approach using safari's developer tools to make sure my site looked good on iPhone SE, 6s, and 6s Plus. But when I uploaded my site to GoDaddy.com it looks completely different. Its almost like its displaying the desktop version instead of the iPhone version. Is there something I'm supposed to do to tell the browser to handle it differently on mobile browsers or something? For reference here (https://imgur.com/a/7g7Gd) is what it looks like with safari's developer tools on my computer, and here (https://imgur.com/a/JHJdQ) is what it looks like on my iPhone 6s Plus. Any help is appreciated!

1 Answer

28,538 Points

My first guess would be that it is due to the lack of a viewport meta tag on your page. Try adding this code within the head section of the page:

 <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

You can learn more about the viewport meta tag on MDN or by searching on Google, there are quite a few articles written about it.