Website Layout Different on iPhone

Posted on 2014-02-28
Last Modified: 2014-03-08

This website displays fine on the desktop but on the iPhone it is pushed to the left hand side. See attached screenshots. Notice the drop shadow under the banner image? It does not extend all the way across. Also notice the expanding divs and the rest of the page is also pushed to the left.

Any solutions on how to fix this? This is just one of a few of my sites doing this. I'm working on converting them all to be responsive but I need to fix this problem for now.
Question by:rbudj
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 39897080
There are some issues you need to solve first - the page does validate but I get this in the console

The value "1425px;" for key "width" was truncated to its numeric prefix.

Error parsing a meta element's content: ';' is not a valid key-value pair separator. Please use ',' instead.

Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token ILLEGAL (index):31

SyntaxError: Invalid character '\u8203'
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Author Comment

ID: 39897426
Well you tell me what console you are referring to so I may also check the errors?
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 39898217
Hit F12 in most browsers
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rbudj earned 0 total points
ID: 39902006
Fixing the validation errors was not the problem. After further research I found that I needed to use viewport meta tag and set it to the widest element on the page:

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, user-scalable=no">

In my case it was:

<meta name="viewport" content="width=1425px;" />
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Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 39902713
Great you solved it
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 39914444
Needed viewport meta tag

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