You have a website that displays all the elements exactly as you intended. But how do your pages look on smartphones? Your site may appear differently if users manually zoom in and out. If you want to remove this feature for them, you need to make changes to everysite page.
What does “Stop a website from scaling” mean?
This means that you can use a viewport meta tag to manage the scaling of your website. This element of an HTML document can be used in two ways:
- If you want to allow users to scale pages, then you add attributes user-scalable=yes to a viewport meta tags
- If you want to prevent the zoom of your site, then you need to specify attributes user-scalable=”no”
You can find out more about using the viewport meta tag control layout on mobile browsers.
Also, you can watch a video tutorial by Matt Cutts from Google, to discover how much time you should spend on meta tags.
What triggers this issue?
You may want to stop a website from scaling for a variety of reasons, some of which are:
- If you know that when any user greatly increases the scaling of your page, its elements may not display correctly
- If you want to specify at what scaling your pages will open by default
- If you satisfy with how your site looks without scaling and you do not want users to change the scaling of the pages
How to check the issue?
You can go to your website page from your computer, press Ctrl+U, and then find “user-scalable=yes” (Ctrl+F). You can also find in the HTML document .additional parameters for zoom:
Find out not only the information about The viewport tag prevents the user from scaling, but also the presence of technical errors on it!
Conduct a full audit to find out and fix all the site level and page level issues on your website.
Why is this important?
The attribute user-scalable allows you to decide if users can scale your site on smartphones. If you have removed this option for them, you know how each page will look on portable devices. And you are sure that your icons, text, and photos are displayed correctly. You also need to pay attention so that the information on the pages of the site is readable.
How to fix the issue?
If you want to prevent the user from zooming in or zooming out, you should replace the attribute user-scalable=yes (with parameters to scaling) on the attribute user-scalable=”no”