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CSS: How to make a website responsive

Hello World! The third episode of the series - A CSS/JS trick in 5 minutes - Last Article was about a CSS trick (How to make a gradient animation).
This time I want to show you another CSS trick: How to make a website responsive (or how media queries work).


It's not very difficult, I just want to underline some important things. First, when you want to do something responsive always use Google device toolbar while having this in mind:
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Then you add a media query for these 5 different screen sizes:

@media only screen and (max-width: 1200px) {
  body {
    // Change design here 
  }
}
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I recommend you start copying your 5 media queries and then editing one at once. Remember to check frequently your website to be sure of what you're doing.


You can also use media queries to check screen resolution (in dpi) and orientation.

@media (orientation: landscape / portrait) {
  body {
    // Change design here 
  }
}

@media (resolution: 150dpi) {
  body {
    // Change design here 
  }
}
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I created for example a responsive title here:
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Hope this helped and thanks for reading!

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Julio Andre

Hi, I think there is an error with the content. :(

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DevLorenzo Author

Thanks for telling me. Changed!

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Julio Andre

Thanks for your articles, helped me so much!

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DevLorenzo Author • Edited on

Thanks to you.
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