Solved

Does iPhone auto-scale websites?

Posted on 2013-01-30
4
495 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-06
Hello,

I'm looking at a website that was designed for desktop PCs but looking it on an iPhone (iPhone 3GS).  This is as part of a website deign project, planning for mobile website serving.

Well, this old website, with zero preparation for mobile, scales perfectly to the iPhone screen.  

The background image of the website header is known to be 1,000 pixels wide, and the iPhone screen resolution is 320 x 396 pixels - but the entire header of the website fits on the iPhone screen.  It's a perfect copy of the desktop display, but on a smaller screen, everything just miniaturized, scaled down.

Nothing in the website sprogramming could be doing this.

But I can find no reference online to iPhone 3's having an auto-scale function in their browser.
0
Comment
Question by:xfvgdrthbdtyvhgscv
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:xfvgdrthbdtyvhgscv
ID: 38836795
Oy - forgot about the viewport......
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:tailoreddigital
ID: 38836809
The iPhone does scale it down.    The new trend in website design is to build Responsive sites.   for example  microsoft.com is built Responsively.    Via CSS3 MediaQueries,   it resizes and adjusts the display for the device that it is being viewed on.   This adjustment isn't just a scaling down, Responsive design moves and resizes automatically (the phone doesn't do this).

Try going to microsoft.com in a regular web browser and resize the browser window, you will see the website Respond to the size automatically.    



http://johnpolacek.github.com/scrolldeck.js/decks/responsive/

http://www.clicknewz.com/5984/benefits-of-responsive-web-design-examples/

http://sixrevisions.com/design-showcase-inspiration/responsive-webdesign-examples/

http://webdesignledger.com/tools/8-useful-responsive-css-frameworks



An important part of Responsive Design,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_queries
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Iphonehelper earned 500 total points
ID: 38840258
yes it does
every idevice does it
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:tailoreddigital
ID: 38860906
"The iPhone does scale it down."
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Are you having trouble connecting or getting your iPhone / Samsung device(s) to sync with Microsoft Exchange Server?   What have you tried?   What haven't you tried?
Let Bitmoji into your life. Now is the time to learn a new language of smartphone messaging with this brief introduction.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.

947 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now