Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog


Pinch To Zoom
I had just finished a design job on a Blogger blog when we came across a problem I had not encountered before.While checking how the blog looked on mobile devices such as the iPad, I found I could not use Pinch To Zoom.I'm sure you will all have used some form of a touch screen mobile device with pinch to zoom so now how important it is.

I had believed all sites automatically allowed pinch to zoom on mobile so I needed to find a way to fix the problem.

The solution I came up with was a meta tag I could add to the template that would :

1. First Set the blogs default size on Mobile devices : initial-scale=1.0

2. Second specify that Mobile users could zoom : user-scalable=yes'

3. Third set the minimum and maximum scale : maximum-scale=12.0, minimum-scale=.25,

With this meta tag added to the blog we then had no problem using pinch to zoom on the iPad and Android tablets.With such a high percentage of Internet users using mobile devices I would recommend checking your blog has pinch to zoom enabled.If not here is how you can add our meta tag.

Allow Pinch To Zoom On Your Blog

Step 1. In Your (New Design) Blogger Dashboard Click The Drop Down Menu For Your Blog > Choose Template > Then Edit Html > Now Proceed as shown in the video Below :

Step 2. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to help find the code - How To Find Code In Blogger Template Template)

Step 3. Now Copy And Paste This Code Directly Above / Before </head>

<meta content='width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=12.0, minimum-scale=.25, user-scalable=yes' name='viewport'/>

That's the solution I came up with to allow Pinch to Zoom on the blog.

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AuthorAuthor - Paul Crowe is the owner and main author of Spice Up Your Blog.Paul lives in Ireland, has been blogging since 2006 and writing Spice Up Your Blog since 2009.You can find him in the usual social networks.

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  1. This is another great Widget from spiceupyourblog.Thanks for this.

  2. Great bit of info - would like to see more blogs with this functionality.

  3. Another cool idea. thanks for it


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