CSS and "media query" -- smartphone vs desktop

Tim Hill tim at timil.com
Tue Oct 25 13:18:58 BST 2016

In article <20161025101401.GB2721 at kyllikki.org>,
   Vincent Sanders <vince at netsurf-browser.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:47:45AM +0100, Jim Nagel wrote:
> > Any chance of Netsurf's CSS handling being extended a bit to support 
> > "media query"?

> It has been on our list of "important" things to do for some
> considerable time now. We know what needs to be done and how [1] but
> as usual development time is limited and noone has yet had time to
> work on the feature.

> > 
> > Reason I ask is that I want to rejig my various websites (including 
> > Archive's) so that (among other things) they will be readable on 
> > smartphone screens as well as desktop screens.


I find that this meta tag immediately fixes lots of issues without having
to come up with a new CSS file for each and every device.

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

The viewport meta tag doesn't fix everything but is a good interim
measure until you have time to do things 'properly'.

Tim Hill

web sites * multimedia * training

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