If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 3 of 3
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Ronald Roe

Thread: Media Queries in 2016

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Member #

    Media Queries in 2016

    Im new to HTML/CSS and that media query thing starts getting very confusing to me. The last days I was checking TONS of threads here on Stackoverflow, many other webpages and also whats bootstrap doing, but most of them were just written some years ago and seem a bit outdated OR so many different variations. So my questions are:

    1.Which are the REAL standard media queries in 2016 good designers use? (for old iphones, smartphones, tablets, desktop, big desktop)

    2a.Should I use media queries for landscape and portrait?

    2b.If yes, should I use landscape and portrait together like

    @media only screen and (min-device-width : 320px) and (max-device-width : 480px) {}

    OR separate like

    @media only screen and (min-width : 321px) {} for landscape

    @media only screen and (max-width : 320px) {} for portrait

    Or all together? Whats the difference here?

    3.I saw some guys ONLY using min-device-width as media queries, others just min-width (for mobiles too). Whats the best solution today?

    4.On Media Queries breakpoints for Standard device in Responsive Web Design for example, there are so many different media queries, is it REALLY neccessary to use all of them?


  3. #2
    Senior Member Ronald Roe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Oklahoma City
    Member #
    959 times
    There are no standard sizes. The best way is to just shrink the window until something breaks, make adjustments and do it all again until you get below like 320px.
    TheGAME1264 likes this.
    Ron Roe
    Web Developer
    "If every app were designed using the same design template, oh wait...Bootstrap."

  4. #3
    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Not from USA
    Member #
    2783 times
    To answer every question in one shot...Ron's right. There are no standard sizes. It really depends on what you're building and what content/layout you have to work with.
    If I've helped you out in any way, please pay it forward. My wife and I are walking for Autism Speaks. Please donate, and thanks.

    If someone helped you out, be sure to "Like" their post and/or help them in kind. The "Like" link is on the bottom right of each post, beside the "Share" link.

    My stuff (well, some of it): My bowling alley site | Canadian Postal Code Info (beta)

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Tags for this Thread

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:42 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Skin By: