Screen resolution vs viewport in Responsive Web Design

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When taking on Responsive Web Design (RWD) and looking to cater for screens of all different shapes and sizes, I think it is largely lost on the consumers that screen resolution does not equal how big a website can be and will appear (and look good) on their mobile device.

Whether it be tablets / iPads, smart phones / iPhones, there seems to be a misconception that whatever the resolution the device lists on its specifications page, well now that’s the dimensions that the website should take on. Or more to the point, should be able to take on.

But this assumption is incorrect and with good reason – if a website strictly followed the resolution of a device (such as an iPad with Retina support) then it would look teenie tiny (technical term). Read more Screen resolution vs viewport in Responsive Web Design

When there is a space in your php file no one can hear you scream

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Except for perhaps most people on my street, nobody could hear my cries of anguish when met with first of all the “white screen of death” in a WordPress site I was working on.

Couple this with also being unable to access the Dashboard area of WordPress, with an error such as:

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at //home/htdocs/wordpress/wp-config.php:1) in /home/htdocs/wordpress/wp-login.php on line 12

Or something similar.

Both on a live site. Whoops.
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