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CSS / Meta Tag guru needed

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  • peteconway
    Re: CSS / Meta Tag guru needed

    what was in the BUT
    but we modified some of the HTML behavior in the header to improve mouseover behavior and look. Since then, the header is working perfectly in IE, Firefox and iPad…but the A5W content below the header is now shrunk to about 50% of it's original size.

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  • Steve Workings
    Re: CSS / Meta Tag guru needed

    Nope, works and looks just right in Safari. Just a problem on the iPad

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  • peteconway
    Re: CSS / Meta Tag guru needed

    When I do this I only use Safari, make it work there and the ipad will love it as best it can. Safari has many ipad benefits built in, here's a sample. Never use double click, never use right click never use mouse over, file upload or down load as there is no support on the ipad for these functions. help

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  • Steve Workings
    started a topic CSS / Meta Tag guru needed

    CSS / Meta Tag guru needed

    I'm building an app for a client with a huge eye toward the mobile features, and we're building specifically for the iPad. But, we have a problem that I don't know how to resolve. It's more web-stuff than db stuff, but below is their description of the situation. If anyone believes they can help, email me at [email protected]. We're willing to pay to get this straight.

    We have an HTML header and A5W content below that header. We have been designing primarily for iPad as the primary field device - therefore the Header image was designed at 980 pixels wide (per Apples development guidelines).

    Our original header was also 980px wide, but we modified some of the HTML behavior in the header to improve mouseover behavior and look. Since then, the header is working perfectly in IE, Firefox and iPad…but the A5W content below the header is now shrunk to about 50% of it's original size.

    This is drastically apparent on the iPad, where the smaller size makes button selection very difficult.

    We have tried multiple variations of page width parameters from percentage to fixed to =device width…none have worked to solve the issue.

    Specifically when we add the meta tag of "Width = Device width" - the A5W content then appears the correct size, but the header is larger and goes off the page by about 1/3 to the right.