Why are my CSS3 media queries not working on mobile devices?


In the styles.css, I am using media queries, both of which use a variation of:

/*--[ Normal CSS styles ]----------------------------------*/

@media only screen and (max-width: 767px) {

    /*--[ Mobile styles go here]---------------------------*/

The sites resize to the layout I want in a regular browser (Safari, Firefox) when I shrink the window, however, the mobile layout isn't shown at all on a phone. Instead, I just see the default CSS.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

This question is tagged with html css media-queries mobile-website

~ Asked on 2011-10-22 11:58:25

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All three of these were helpful tips, but it looks like I needed to add a meta tag:

<meta content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" name="viewport" />

Now it seems to work in both Android (2.2) and iPhone all right...

~ Answered on 2011-10-22 15:58:55


Don't forget to have the standard css declarations above the media query or the query won't work either.


@media screen and (max-width: 350px) {

~ Answered on 2016-05-03 16:13:32

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