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HTML Build a Responsive Website Adaptive Design Viewports

Viewport metatag

I've been watching previous videos about this meta to make the actual device the width of the view port with this metatag

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale = 1.0">

But i'm wondering is the initial scale necessary because in the previous videos i've been watching it's not really been used

1 Answer

Ilma Andayana
Ilma Andayana
12,146 Points

initial-scales set the width of the page to appropriate width in your CSS. initial-scale=1 (zoom 100%) tells the browser not to zoom in or out to fit the screen width exactly. It works fine if you have fluid design, otherwise, the page may appear too wide or too narrow.

~ i found the answer here: http://tech.bluesmoon.info/2011/01/device-width-and-how-not-to-hate-your.html http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7152474/confused-on-initial-scale-1-0-iphone-3gs-vs-4