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iPad Orientation CSS

<link rel="stylesheet" media="all and (orientation:portrait)" href="portrait.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" media="all and (orientation:landscape)" href="landscape.css"> 

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  1. This is pretty sweet wish i had an ipad to try it out on..

  2. Cody Robertson
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    I would add a bit more queries to it. This would have the same effect on the iPhone.

  3. That’s what I’ve been looking for – I’ve thought it ridiculous that you need javascript to apply some styling based on orientation.

  4. Pete Robie
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    Something to keep in mind is adding a check for the platform like below


    if(navigator.platform == 'iPad' || navigator.platform == 'iPhone') {
    document.write("");
    document.write("");
    }

    This way it doesn’t get loaded unless the platform matches.

    • Pete Robie
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      in the “‘s place the LINKs as listed above. Not sure why they didn’t show. :-/

  5. Permalink to comment#

    I’m not a fan of this solution (sorry!) – especially as a well-constructed fluid layout wouldn’t need to make this distinction.

    With many devices now having native portrait and landscape modes, this is no longer just about catering to the iPad; it’s the physical width, rather than the orientation – that matters. @media queries are infintely more accurate and efficient if the CSS is well constructed.

    :)

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