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The best way for practicing responsive web development

leviathanprogramming profile image 𝐋𝐄𝑽𝐈𝑨𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐍 Programming ・1 min read

If you didn't get a good look at the GIF above, you can view it here:
me using the browser inspector

Before you use the inspector, make sure you have a <meta> html tag in the <head> that sets the initial scale to 1.
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">

Next, if you couldn't see the GIF, open up your inspector. You should then see a button with a phone/computer icon on it. Click that and you are set to go.

Some beginner tips:

  • Use Media Queries to make your website responsive
  • Use CSS Flexbox & Grid to keep everything smooth, flexy and griddy
  • Use percentages in CSS instead of pixels for managing bigger things. Things like Margin and Padding are usually done in pixels.

I hope this short post helped you.
Have fun and keep your websites responsive.

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Asmaah

This was really helpful! I had a solo project this year for school that stressed me out to no end but it was a great learning curve. While figuring how to build my website a lot of inspiration came from inspecting website code.