Typically devices designed for displaying content have varying aspect ratios, and are rarely square. This means that there is a tendency for operating systems to rotate and resize content to keep it oriented naturally, and fit the new dimensions. This has implications for design decisions, which ...

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Should viewport rotation be an option rather than a default on mobile devices?

Rotating a mobile device has unpredictable effects: Depending on OS and app rotating the device can have no effect, or it lays out the content to the new screen orientation, potentially showing a very ...
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Responsive Web Design - what should happen when the mobile device is rotated?

Currently, the standard behaviour for viewing web pages on a mobile is that: If viewed in portrait the text is smaller because the width of the device is small and the whole page width needs to fit ...
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Are there any statistics on what orientation people prefer to hold tablets at?

I was just wondering if there was any statistical study about what orientation (landscape or portrait) people to prefer to use on their tablets. I am working on designing a metro app and a feedback ...