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Content is not sized correctly for the viewport

Content is not sized correctly for the viewport

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Appears in: PWA audits

The viewport is the part of the browser window in which your page's content is visible. When your page's content width is smaller or larger than the viewport width, it may not render correctly on mobile screens. For example, if the content width is too large, content may be scaled down to fit, making text difficult to read.

How the Lighthouse content width audit fails

Lighthouse flags pages whose width isn't equal to the width of the viewport:

Lighthouse audit showing content not correctly sized for viewport

The audit fails if window.innerWidth does not equal window.outerWidth.

In the Lighthouse report UI the full PWA badge is given when you pass all of the audits in all of the PWA subcategories (Fast and reliable, Installable, and PWA optimized).

How to make your page fit on mobile screens

This audit is a roundabout way of determining if your page is optimized for mobile devices. See Google's Responsive Web Design Basics for an overview of how to create a mobile-friendly page.

You can ignore this audit if:

  • Your site does not need to be optimized for mobile screens.
  • The content width of your page is intentionally smaller or larger than the viewport width.

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