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Tutorial Description

iframes are not responsive by default. This code snippet shows how to add a bit of CSS and HTML to a webpage to make iframes responsive.


To complete this tutorial you should be familiar with How-to-add-CSS-to-a-Webpage and basic HTML .


The first step is to add the following CSS to your stylesheet. The padding bottom and height 0 are for 16:9 aspect ratio video embeds. If you want to make the iframe expand to the full frame of the page, remove the bottom padding and make the height 100%.


.responsive-iframe-container { 
  position: relative;
  overflow: hidden;
  width: 100%;
  padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* **16:9 Aspect Ratio (divide 9 by 16 = 0.5625)** */
  height: 0}

/* Then style the iframe to fit in the container div with full height and width */
.responsive-iframe-container iframe { 
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  right: 0;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;}

Then you add the following HTML <div> wrapper with the class name .responsive-iframe-container around the iframe that you want to make responsive.


<div class="responsive-iframe-container">


After following these instructions you should have an iframe that is responsive, meaning that it keeps its aspect ratio but changes in size as you switch devices or change the size of your browser window.

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