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Screen orientation is the way in which a rectangular page is oriented for normal viewing. The two most common types of orientation are portrait and landscape.

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Is there a css @media query that can identify a landscape or portrait display? [closed]

I am trying to create a media query to identify if a screen is landscape or portrait so that I can change the CSS styling when a screen is rotated. Is this possible and how would i do it?
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Should mobile apps flip upside down?

Should mobile apps flip upside down? (I am referring to when you turn up phone upside down, and the screen flips.) Are there any studies on this? Apple says iPad apps should be able to flip upside ...
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Is the default orientation for mobile devices hardware or software specific?

I have noticed that when switching between one mobile application to another, sometimes the orientation of the user interface changes so that I have to rotate the screen 180 degrees so that it is ...
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How do you approach orientation in iOS and Android?

To anyone who has participated in the creation of a mobile app I have a question: Was it designed/planned for both portrait and landscape? If not: Why? Did you discuss this with your team? What was ...
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What is the default behaviour for device orientation when switching between apps?

I think there is probably a technical dependency involved, but I will ask the question from a user experience perspective. Many mobile devices run apps that have a default orientation (i.e. landscape ...
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Why are monitors landscape and books portrait oriented?

Generally, with most books, they are in portrait form. I've seen reasons for this, like it is less work for our eyes. If this is the case, then why are computer monitors and TVs in landscape form? Why ...
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If one layout (main) have only one orientation, should all the others also have only one orientation?

Aplication (game) has 3 activitys with different layouts. The menu layout where user can choose to play the game or see the score. The score layout. The game layout. If I decide that the game ...
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Best practice for game navigation - portrait orientation for menus and landscape for actual game screen?

I've been working on a mobile game and I'd like to know your opinion on the usability. The game must be played in landscape mode but the other screens such as menus/home screens have a listview and I'...
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Why are desktop/laptop screens horizontally oriented?

Desktop/Laptop Screen Orientation One obvious difference when we design for desktop versus mobile is the orientation of the screen. Laptop screens are typically 16:9 or 16:10 screen ratio, which are ...
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Icon to request device rotation [closed]

Is there an existing icon that is recognized as a request / suggestion that a user rotate their mobile device? I am converting an OLD website to be more mobile friendly. (responsive) I have existing ...
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How should I handle buttons on larger screen mobile devices?

I am designing a responsive site that supports landscape orientation. My question is specific to button sizes. Usually on portrait mode, buttons stretch across the screen. For bigger smartphones ...
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How to effectively motivate a person to upload landscape orientation photos in a mobile app?

The application provides users a way to upload one or several photos at once. How can it effectively motivate a person to shoot or upload landscape orientation photos?
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Why is it ok that apps don't respond to device orientation but webpages are expected to?

There are plenty of mobile apps that only work in a single orientation. Landscape (Garageband, lots of games), Portrait (Settings, Phone, Remote, App Store, Twitter, Facebook, lots of games) What ...
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Enforce or assume an orientation for the layout of a mobile web application

When designing a mobile layout in a web application, is it fine to assume a given orientation (horizontal or vertical) or to ask to the user to adopt a specific orientation? I have seen several ...
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Does tablet size affect which orientation users use?

Recently I was told by a developer that most 7 inch tablet users will, if given the choice (i.e the app supports both orientations), use the tablet in a portrait orientation and that a user with a 10 ...
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How to choose the right orientation for a specific tablet app?

I'm going to work on a tablet application, for which I cannot decide if it should have vertical or horizontal interface. While I cannot reveal details of the project, I can tell that this app is going ...
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What is the rationale behind not providing Dashboard/Home screen landscape mode?

I'm an adept Android user, but know my way around iOS as well. Something both platforms has in common is the stubborn conviction of not introducing the landscape mode for their Dashboard/Home screen ...
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