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  • Responsive Layout Settings

    I am trying to setup a UX with responsive layout settings. My first rule is to find out if the device is a mobile or tablet and I am using the following expression:
    device.isTablet || device.isMobile || device.isIPhone || device.isIPad || device.isKindle || device.isXoom || device.isPlaybook || device.isGalaxy || device.isAndroid
    It works on all devices except an iPad. On the iPad it skips this rule and moves to the next as if it wasn't a mobile device. Anyone see what I might be doing wrong or have any experiance with this?

    Thanks, David
    David Weinstein
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  • #2
    I run my rules based on screensize which seems to be more reliable in determining which layout I use. I also start off with the biggest size and then work my way down because if your smallest screen size is 320 then it will render that even if its a desktop because it is at least 320 or more. I posted my rule set in another thread. So in short you may want to use screen sizes in conjunction to your rule set, I think will give you what you're looking for. Testing using chrome's dev tools really helps as well. One other thing if your feeling like getting your hands dirty with some code is this link about detecting broswers. You can probably put some code in button clicks or client side show hide functions. I think though at least for me it was the screen sizes that helped me out the most, also for most devices I have a menu bar that is collapsible - even for the desktop layout!
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


    • #3
      Oh, I also wanted to point out that technically a tablet could be considered a "mobile" device, i mean you carry it around right? Within Google Adwords, there remains the option to target 'All Devices', 'Desktop and laptop', 'Mobile devices with full browsers' and 'Tablets with full browsers' this to me says we shouldn't just use the device type to determine our layouts. My Ipad air2 is 1024px wide I beleive but it sure isn't a desktop so again while knowing the device type is helpful you might want to include screen-size as well to help determine what's the best way to present a browser based view. good luck!
      NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


      • #4
        Thanks Charles, in my case I want the iPad to be grouped with a mobile device because there doesn't seem to be quite enough real estate for the web browser version. I thought, mistakenly, that screen size wouldn't work since the new iPads have a retina display and in theory they should have more pixels then a desktop. If it works on your air2 then I must be wrong about that so I will give it a try. Thanks
        David Weinstein
        Best Tech
        [email protected]t


        • #5
          This is a great reference: