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[resolved] Any consequence to removing viewport maximum scale? (4 posts)

  1. Jose
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hello,

    I know that Quark by default comes in a way that when viewed on mobile or tablet it does not let the viewer zoom in or out. At first I didn't mind and liked how solid and stiff it felt, but then wondered that maybe readers want the zoom in and out experience as I came across other responsive themes that could do this.

    I researched and simply read that I could remove the "maximum-scale=1" from the head (header.php) to allow viewers to zoom in and out. I did it on my child's theme's header.php to be safe, tried it on a tablet and so far it has worked.

    Are there any consequences to doing this? So far from what I see, it gives me the same content as before (responsive), but now it simply allows me to zoom in whereeeeever I want.

    Thank you!

    Jose

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Sometimes when you switch between portrait and landscape on IOS devices the webpage zooms in/out and does not readjust itself to the orientation.

  3. Anthony Hortin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi Jose,

    Apart from the issue that Andrew kindly pointed out, then there shouldn't really be a problem with removing that. In fact, I might look into removing it myself, from the theme as I know it is handy to be able to zoom in at times.

    In case you want some further reading, there's an interesting article here... http://blog.javierusobiaga.com/stop-using-the-viewport-tag-until-you-know-ho

  4. Jose
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    @Andrew,

    Thank you for your input. You're right. I tried it on my iOS device and when I switched between viewing modes, it would stay zoomed in to where it was before. But I didn't mind this; I think it is even expected behavior since the user knows he was zoomed in and will then simply pinch out to get the adjusted view. Thanks for the help.

    @Anthony,

    Thanks for the input. Good to know there aren't issues. I like the change. Though I really don't know why you would want to zoom in or out too much on say a smart phone because it is already read-able and responsive, but zooming is does let someone get the image or words even bigger. It doesn't hurt I think.

    But I did like that "solid" feel it had without the zooming in, though generally I think readers would find it odd that they don't have that ability.

    Thanks for the article, it was good to read some extra information.

    Marking this closed.

    Thank you,
    Jose

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