Dave is quoting back to you the HTML that Freeway has generated. In the Page Inspector, in the Output tab, you will see a set of controls for Mobile devices. The settings you have selected are reflected in the HTML that you saw. Particularly, the min and max scale are overriding the user’s ability to zoom the page. You generally do want to set these properties as you have them when you are building a responsive site, otherwise the browser will simply scale the contents to fit rather than dealing with the fact that the page cannot fit in the viewport by invoking the other breakpoints in your stylesheet.
Hmmm. That’s interesting Walt. Thanks for the education. That is helpful, but unfortunate for those with vision problems that need to zoom the text beyond what is generally considered “readable.” I wish I could have it both ways — responsive and “zoomable.”
The first two allow zooming on iOS devices. The backdraft site does not. I checked out the main backdraft page and it doesn’t allow pinch to zoom either. Is this a limitation of Backdraft?
I confess, I’m trying all of these different methods to create responsive sites to come up with a workflow that makes sense to me and teach myself a thing or two along the way. So far, I like Backdraft best, BUT, is there any way to allow zooming on a Backdraft created site?
That will certainly work well enough for my purposes. It’s not often this will be needed, but I have a few vision impaired clients that have specifically requested this feature. It’s become a habit for them to “pinch out to zoom” when they can’t read the text.