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CSS How to Make a Website Responsive Web Design and Testing Responsive Web Design

Non-responsive design!

My website's design moves and rearranges like a dream when I change the browser size on the computer to about phone screen size, but this does not end up reflected in reality when I load the site on my phone. What am I doing wrong?

2 Answers

19,845 Points

Try a meta viewport tag:

  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Agree with this, also reformatted the code so it would show. :)

Jacek Gałka
Jacek Gałka
8,044 Points

This line right after the "head" tag fix the problem. Don't forget to change meta tag on all pages of your site.

Thank you guys for your help! I'm still trying to resolve the problem, though. I added the code, and even went back to double check for my "mobile first" approach, and it all looked good. I tested it on two different websites for screen resolution, and they both showed the site looking perfect for phones, tablets, desktops, the works. And then when I load and refresh the page on my own phone and my son's (for good measure, in case my phone had a case of the crazies) the site is still a teeny can't-really-read-it display of the full desktop version! So confused.