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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#25620 closed feature request (invalid)

New Default Responsive Themes need a min-width on the body element to reduce the ugly

Reported by: jumboclicks's profile JumboClicks Owned by:
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The new style of responsive themes being rolled out as default have a problem when the browser window is smaller than the normal size for the device viewing the site. This is mostly a problem for Desktop/Laptop Visitors.

From what I understand Responsive Design eliminates the need for mobile plugins.... it reduces load and its something new.

However the page becomes almost comical if you adjust the browser's window width smaller than ~300px wide. You end up with a page displaying a stream of single words making it unreadable and ugly.

I believe that the smallest standard mobile browser size is 240w×320h. Adding a default minimum width would solve this. Providing a theme setting might also be useful.

body {min-width: 240px;}

It is just a suggestion
bob aka cHiKNPad

Change History (2)

#1 @helen
11 years ago

Why do we need to protect against something a user is surely aware they are doing?

#2 @obenland
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

If someone adjusts the browser window width to below 300px, I strongly doubt they're in the business of sincerely wanting to surf the web. Let's consider this an edge case.

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