Main » TERM » V »

viewport

Viewport is commonly described as the visible area of a web page, which changes based on the size of the device used to access the page. For example, desktop computers, tablets and smartphones all have a different viewports.

Viewport and Website Design

When designing websites, the viewport is an HTML meta tag (or @ rule in CSS) that is used to set styles and other website attributes to render the site on different devices. The viewport tag is used in conjunction with:

  • Viewport Height & Width: Height (device-height value) or width (device-width values) to define the height or width of the viewport.
  • Viewport Scale: Minimum-scale, maximum-scale, initial-scale, and user-scalable properties controls how the website is scaled on a mobile device.
  • Viewport Resolution: Decides how to scale a website based off any viewport scale values






TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
Facts about Cloud Computing in 2017

The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »

Facts about Computer Science: Education and Jobs

The following computer science facts and statistics provides a quick introduction to the changing trends in education and related careers. Read More »

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to LOL and ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting... Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
The Five Generations of Computers

Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »