Modify Responsive Breakpoints to Facilitate Your Design in Tailor

These days responsive website design is necessary. Smartphone and tablets users are increasing at an all time high rate, and more users nowadays access the web using either smartphone or a tablet rather than a desktop. Thus having a responsive website is must these days. Tailor page builder has just added more power by allowing users to modify the responsive breakpoints.

What Are Responsive Breakpoints?

Simply consider breakpoints as sizes at which your website content will respond to provide a user the best possible layout.

Default Breakpoints in Tailor

By default Tailor adapts the breakpoints used by WordPress in the Customizer. Which are:

  • Mobile: max 320px
  • Tablet: max 720px

These are obviously not perfectly fit with every design needs. Therefore we have allowed our users to modify it.

Modify Responsive Breakpoints in Tailor

With the latest version 1.8.1, you can now quickly change the responsive breakpoints in Tailor page builder, and that will be synchronized everywhere. So Tailor allows you more power to build better responsive websites in WordPress.

To modify the breakpoints simply head over to your WordPress customizer > Tailor > Layout panel and from there you can directly update the breakpoint sizes for the mobile and tablet.

Responsive breakpoints settings

Once updated all the responsive controls in Tailor page builder will be synchronized to the modified responsive breakpoint sizes.

Synchronized with responsive controls in Tailor elements.

sync with responsive controls

Synchronized with responsive previewer in Tailor

sync with responsive previewer

Standard Responsive Breakpoints

Now you must be thinking about what are the standard breakpoint sizes you should use, so here are some standard breakpoint sizes.


/* Smartphones (portrait and landscape) ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width : 320px) and (max-device-width : 480px) {
/* Styles */
}

/* Smartphones (landscape) ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-width : 321px) {
/* Styles */
}

/* Smartphones (portrait) ----------- */
@media only screen and (max-width : 320px) {
/* Styles */
}

/* iPads (portrait and landscape) ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width : 768px) and (max-device-width : 1024px) {
/* Styles */
}

/* iPads (landscape) ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width : 768px) and (max-device-width : 1024px) and (orientation : landscape) {
/* Styles */
}

/* iPads (portrait) ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width : 768px) and (max-device-width : 1024px) and (orientation : portrait) {
/* Styles */
}
/**********
iPad 3
**********/
@media only screen and (min-device-width : 768px) and (max-device-width : 1024px) and (orientation : landscape) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio : 2) {
/* Styles */
}

@media only screen and (min-device-width : 768px) and (max-device-width : 1024px) and (orientation : portrait) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio : 2) {
/* Styles */
}
/* Desktops and laptops ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-width : 1224px) {
/* Styles */
}

/* Large screens ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-width : 1824px) {
/* Styles */
}

/* iPhone 4 ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width : 320px) and (max-device-width : 480px) and (orientation : landscape) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio : 2) {
/* Styles */
}

@media only screen and (min-device-width : 320px) and (max-device-width : 480px) and (orientation : portrait) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio : 2) {
/* Styles */
}

/* iPhone 5 ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width: 320px) and (max-device-height: 568px) and (orientation : landscape) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2){
/* Styles */
}

@media only screen and (min-device-width: 320px) and (max-device-height: 568px) and (orientation : portrait) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2){
/* Styles */
}

/* iPhone 6 ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width: 375px) and (max-device-height: 667px) and (orientation : landscape) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2){
/* Styles */
}

@media only screen and (min-device-width: 375px) and (max-device-height: 667px) and (orientation : portrait) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2){
/* Styles */
}

/* iPhone 6+ ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width: 414px) and (max-device-height: 736px) and (orientation : landscape) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2){
/* Styles */
}

@media only screen and (min-device-width: 414px) and (max-device-height: 736px) and (orientation : portrait) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2){
/* Styles */
}

/* Samsung Galaxy S3 ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width: 320px) and (max-device-height: 640px) and (orientation : landscape) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2){
/* Styles */
}

@media only screen and (min-device-width: 320px) and (max-device-height: 640px) and (orientation : portrait) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2){
/* Styles */
}

/* Samsung Galaxy S4 ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width: 320px) and (max-device-height: 640px) and (orientation : landscape) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 3){
/* Styles */
}

@media only screen and (min-device-width: 320px) and (max-device-height: 640px) and (orientation : portrait) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 3){
/* Styles */
}

/* Samsung Galaxy S5 ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width: 360px) and (max-device-height: 640px) and (orientation : landscape) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 3){
/* Styles */
}

@media only screen and (min-device-width: 360px) and (max-device-height: 640px) and (orientation : portrait) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 3){
/* Styles */
}

*Source

Now if you analyze the different responsive breakpoints above, we can say that for most of the cases following breakpoint sizes should work well, however as mentioned before you can go with different ones based on your specific design requirements.

  • Mobile: 767px
  • Tablet:  979px or 1023px

Enjoy building responsive websites using the free and easy to use WordPress page builder “Tailor”


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