Canvas and Preview Mode for touch-based mobile breakpoints should be more accurate

Smaller breakpoints should reflect accurate canvas size for various devices. Currently, you can adjust the width, but you should be able to adjust the height as well.

Also, when you go to preview mode and select Tablet or Phone, hovering over elements should not show hover state since on mobile devices when you tap for the first time the hover state is shown. This will help design sites for mobile. 

  • Sergie Magdalin
  • Jan 15 2017
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  • Marcelo Velasquez commented
    19 Aug 04:17pm

    There is no way to see the real result of VH. This shouldn't be in the wishlist for 4 years.

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  • Meirion Williams commented
    17 Aug, 2020 10:06am

    Could you hack this in by making a 'debug' element/symbol of a horizontal line that you can place on your page - with position:fixed and then set the v-height at various positions depending on the width breakpoints? Wouldn't be exact but could give rough indication

  • Meirion Williams commented
    17 Aug, 2020 10:04am

    Should this idea be merged in?

    Add vertical height to canvas settings menu
    https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/WEBFLOW-I-2424

  • Meirion Williams commented
    17 Aug, 2020 10:03am

    Previewing responsive device height would be very useful. Currently it's a pain having to publish pages and then see them on a real device to get an idea for how much content can be seen on screen.

    See screenshot for Axure's simple implementation - a dashed line shows the first screen 'fold'.

    When using the responsive preview the fold line could stay pinned as you scroll the page to show what would be visible on screen.

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  • Richard Deverell commented
    29 Apr, 2019 06:53am

    My +3 for the preview height option... would allow us designers to create a better UX

  • Maxime Duhamel commented
    10 Jul, 2018 02:09pm

    Hey guys,

    I was wishing for this as well.

    The Webflow team probably have a lot in the pipe at the moment with the e-commerce update coming soon so it might take a while before they get to this task.

     

    In the meanwhile, I made this little clonable project to help with design on different popular devices. I hope it can help.

    https://webflow.com/website/True-Responsive-Testing

     

    All my best,

    Max

  • Andre Swaby commented
    9 Feb, 2018 12:46pm

    It's a very important adjustment that should be implemented. 

    You don't know where on the screen certain elements appear as the devices differ in size and being able to adjust to have a near-accurate representation would be of great asset to minimizing errors.

  • Collin commented
    17 Jan, 2018 05:13am

    My +3 is for the preview height feature.  Preview width is great, but not actually that useful if you can't preview height as well.  We need to be able to quickly preview width / height of common device sizes.

  • Enrico Niederberger commented
    16 Jan, 2018 03:27pm

    Im also looking for height preview since I allways have to resize the browser window for checking how the content fits. really makes the work slow and unhandy...

    its actually really surprising that such a powerful tool doesn support such main feature...

  • Colin Hall commented
    13 Dec, 2017 05:15pm

    While I don't mind being able to see a hover state, even in the mobile preview, being able to control the height of the canvas so you can see exactly how content will show on-screen would be really helpful, particularly on mobile.

    Right now, I have to guess how much content a mobile viewer can see on-screen at once because the canvas is much taller than any mobile screen would be. I'd love to be able to drag both the width and height of my canvas to preview screen sizes exactly. This would make predicting how a VH setting would affect things on different screen sizes.

  • Mark Gilliland commented
    19 Jan, 2017 05:03am

    Would be great to preview in not just the device width, but also height too.

  • Gen Kazak commented
    18 Jan, 2017 02:51am

    A good point but there is still possibility of users on a desktop using a small browser window. Hovers on mobile devices don't really matter anyways – the click event happens too quick to notice much.

  • Timothy Noah commented
    18 Jan, 2017 12:57am

    hmm Not sure Sergie, maybe as an option but we'd be assuming all screen sizes on what we call tablet and below will only be using touch. A number of devices now have "air gestures", interactions that involve moving your finger / hand across the top of the screen without touching. 

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