breakpoint question(s)

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breakpoint question(s)

Post by Pete » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:23 pm


I currently have breakpoints:-
320, 480, 768,1024 and default.

Currently set to
"Activate breakpoints when browser window is larger than the device width"
I'm a bit confused whether I should use this option or the
"Activate breakpoints when browser window is smaller than the device width"
Is there any suggested advice?

currently if a device has 319 (or less) pixels width, then presumably my 320 will never be shown? (with my current 'larger' setting)
would I be better having a (for example) 100 pixel breakpoint and anything larger, display the smallest (currently 320) break point?

what is the default setting used for?
what is the suggested advice for setting the default width?

what is this error message refer to?
"(Page),Incorrect breakpoint size [1024px],Breakpoints should be smaller than '970px' otherwise the default view will never be displayed."
(the page properties are currently set to 970 pixels)
so should this be set to 1024 pixels? (the largest breakpoint)

What happens if the user has a 1920 pixel display?

sorry - bit confused on this - I have read all the RWD FAQs topics and watched a video, but doesn't seem to clarify the above for me.

thanks for any help
PS unrelated - the digit nine is being replaced by a dash in this message unless I make it bold(!) hence some of the numbers above are bold. eg Original message 319 when not bold appears in the posting as 31_
(across different browsers - must be some font corruption on my PC)

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Re: breakpoint question(s)

Post by Pablo » Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:02 pm

You can read more about this feature here: ... 10&t=63817

The FAQ also has examples to demonstrate the differences.

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Re: breakpoint question(s)

Post by crispy68 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:09 pm

First of all, I wouldn't worry about anything less than 320px as I don't believe there are any phones this small anymore. Most are 360px and above. So, no do not make a 100px bp.

I recommend sticking with your first selection: Activate breakpoints when browser window is larger than device width.
This will ensure that your small devices will be seen even if they have something less than 320px.

Maybe this video will help also:

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Re: breakpoint question(s)

Post by Pete » Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:20 pm

@pablo, @crispy68

thank you for the replies

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