The Viewport – Window of the browser

As already mentioned in HTML – The structure of website the viewport is reponsible for how a website is presented to the current device.

What is the viewport?

The viewport is the area, which is visible for the user opening your website on a specific device.

This viewport can be different per device due to the fact, that devices can have different display sizes and/or resolutions.

Here you can see the website devguide.at with an viewport meta tag as a mobile device:

And here without an viewport meta tag

How do you add/adjust the viewport?

The following meta tag needs to be placed inside the <head> area of your HTML:

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

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