So I was playing around with responsive and when I checked what it looks on my phone i was shocked. Basically i can zoom out and site I made would stay on the left side of the screen and on the right side is blank. Here is screenshot. Any help please!
Hey Ognjen, it sounds like you’re experiencing an issue with viewport width and overflow on your Webflow website. When a site allows users to zoom out and see whitespace on one side, it’s typically because of one or a combination of the following reasons:
- Viewport Settings: Ensure you have set the viewport meta tag appropriately. This is usually set by default in Webflow, but it’s good to double-check.
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
- Overflow: One of your elements may be extending outside the natural boundaries of the body due to fixed widths, margins, or other styles. This will cause horizontal scrolling and the behavior you described.
- Check any fixed width elements (like images or containers) to make sure they aren’t too wide for mobile views.
- Use Webflow’s style panel and check for any elements with a style setting that might cause it to overflow (e.g., fixed or absolute positioning, large fixed widths, negative margins).
- Set the
Overflowproperty of your site’s main containers (or the body) to
Hiddento prevent any unwanted horizontal scrolling. However, this is a “band-aid” solution, and it’s better to address the root of the problem.
- Media Queries: Ensure that your styles are correctly set up for various device sizes. Use Webflow’s built-in responsive views to preview and adjust styles for different breakpoints.
- Embedded Content: If you’ve embedded any third-party content (like widgets, iframes, etc.), ensure they are responsive or have a maximum width set for mobile views.
- Flexbox or Grid Settings: If you’re using Flexbox or CSS Grid, ensure that child elements aren’t expanding beyond their container’s boundaries on smaller screens.
- Debugging: This method can be a bit time-consuming but can help narrow down the issue.
- Temporarily hide sections of your site and preview it on mobile.
- If the issue disappears after hiding a particular section, then you’ve found the problematic area.
- You can then dive deeper into that section to find the specific element causing the overflow.
- External Scripts: Sometimes third-party scripts or plugins might be causing the layout to break. If you’ve added any custom code or scripts, consider temporarily removing them to see if they might be the culprit.
Once you’ve identified and fixed the issue in Webflow, always remember to publish your changes and then clear your mobile browser’s cache or use a private/incognito window to see the updates.
Let me know if that worked!
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