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

  1. jcervantes28
    Posted 1 year ago #


    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!


  2. Andrew
    Forum moderator & snail smusher
    Posted 1 year 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
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year 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. jcervantes28
    Posted 1 year ago #


    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.


    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,

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