Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   43 times

I've created a site using the Zurb Foundation 3 grid. Each page has a large h1:

body {
  font-size: 100%

/* Headers */

h1 {
  font-size: 6.2em;
  font-weight: 500;
<div class="row">
  <div class="twelve columns text-center">
  <!-- End Tagline -->
<!-- End Row -->

When I resize the browser to mobile size the large font doesn't adjust and causes the browser to include a horizontal scroll to accommodate for the large text.

I've noticed that on the Zurb Foundation 3 Typography example page, the headers adapt to the browser as it is compressed and expanded.

Am I missing something really obvious? How do I achieve this?



The font-size won't respond like this when resizing the browser window. Instead they respond to the browser zoom/type size settings, such as if you press Ctrl and + together on the keyboard while in the browser.

Media Queries

You would have to look at using media queries to reduce the font-size at certain intervals where it starts breaking your design and creating scrollbars.

For example, try adding this inside your CSS at the bottom, changing the 320 pixels width for wherever your design starts breaking:

@media only screen and (max-width: 320px) {

   body { 
      font-size: 2em; 


Viewport percentage lengths

You can also use viewport percentage lengths such as vw, vh, vmin and vmax. The official W3C document for this states:

The viewport-percentage lengths are relative to the size of the initial containing block. When the height or width of the initial containing block is changed, they are scaled accordingly.

Again, from the same W3C document each individual unit can be defined as below:

vw unit - Equal to 1% of the width of the initial containing block.

vh unit - Equal to 1% of the height of the initial containing block.

vmin unit - Equal to the smaller of vw or vh.

vmax unit - Equal to the larger of vw or vh.

And they are used in exactly the same way as any other CSS value:

.text {
  font-size: 3vw;

.other-text {
  font-size: 5vh;

Compatibility is relatively good as can be seen here. However, some versions of Internet Explorer and Edge don’t support vmax. Also, iOS 6 and 7 have an issue with the vh unit, which was fixed in iOS 8.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

If you want a 1 to 1 relationship between the font size that the UILabel uses and the font size that the UIWebView uses (via CSS) you have to use px instead of pt when defining the font size in your CSS.

Checkout this example HTML / CSS:

        <style type='text/css'>
            body {
               font-family: 'SourceSansPro-Regular';
               padding: 0
            .point {
                font-size: 17pt
            .pixel {
                font-size: 17px
        <p class="point">About (17pt)<p>
        <p class="pixel">About (17px)</p>

When you add a UIWebView and a UILabel to your UIViewController and load the above HTML to the UIWebView and set the same font to the UILabel:

override func viewDidLoad() {

    let webView = UIWebView(frame: CGRect(x: 25, y: 50, width:325 , height: 90))

    let filePath = NSBundle.mainBundle().URLForResource("test", withExtension: "html")
    webView.loadRequest(NSURLRequest(URL: filePath!))

    let label = UILabel(frame: CGRect(x: 25, y: 150, width: 325, height: 40))
    label.font = UIFont(name: "SourceSansPro-Regular", size: 17)
    label.text = "About (UILabel set to 17)"

You get the following output:

enter image description here

Sunday, August 15, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

One solution would be to give page position:absolute and change the left positioning instead transforming it.

.page {
    transition:.3s ease-in-out;
.page.navigating {
.page.navigating .top-bar .top-bar-section {

Demo here


To make the nave be horizontal on small screen, you'll need to use @media queries. Something like this approximates the result you want

@media all and (max-width: 310px) {
  .left li {
  .left li a {
  } {
  .left li:nth-child(odd) {
  .left li:nth-child(even) a {
      font-size: 50%;
  .page.navigating .top-bar .top-bar-section {
  .page.navigating {
  .name h1 {

Updated Demo

Thursday, August 26, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

I would recommend EM — simply because I use Baseline CSS for my basic set up of forms, layout and most importantly type.

Can't recommend it enough :

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
answered 3 Months ago

The second element is positioned absolutely relative to is container. Which is positioned relative.

In CSS, percentage based padding is relative to the width of the element. That is what creates the square effect.

And is also why if you add the same size padding to all sides, all sides have the same percentage of padding. It is relative to one measurement (width) and NOT both width and height. that would cause the padding to be skewed if the the element was not square.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
answered 3 Months ago
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