Mobile viewports for responsive experiences

Mobile viewports let you preview your Adobe Target activities on screens of various sizes.

The mobile viewport preview feature is designed for responsive sites that render well on various devices, windows, and screen sizes. Responsive sites automatically adjust and adapt to any screen size, including desktops, laptops, tablets, or mobile phones.

NOTE
  • Use mobile viewports if your site is responsive and the same elements in your desktop page are used on your mobile page in a different configuration. If you have a separate mobile site with a separate structure, such as m.mysite.com, use a multipage activity instead.

  • Mobile viewports are not available if overlapped by a redirect offer overlay.

A viewport is defined by the size of the rectangle filled by a web page on your screen. The viewport is the size of the browser window, minus the scroll bars and toolbars. Browsers use “CSS pixels.” For many devices, such as those with retina screens, the viewport is smaller than the advertised device resolution.

Below are the viewports and resolutions for popular devices. Remember to use the viewport size in Target.

NOTE

Various websites list viewport sizes for popular devices. For example, see https://viewportsizer.com/devices/. Consult the device maker’s website for the most accurate, up-to-date information.

Device Viewport Size (width x height) Device Resolution (width x height)
iPhone 12 390 x 844 1170 x 2532
iPhone 12 Mini 360 x 780 1080 x 2340
iPhone 12 Pro 390 x 844 1170 x 2532
iPhone 12 Pro Max 428 x 926 1248 x 2778
iPhone SE 214 x 379 640 x 1136
iPhone 11 Pro Max 414 x 896 1242 x 2688
iPhone 11 Xs Max 414 x 896 1242 x 2688
iPhone 11 414 x 896 828 x 1792
iPhone 11 Xr 414 x 896 828 x 1792
iPhone 11 Pro 375 x 812 1125 x 2436
iPhone 11 X 375 x 812 1125 x 2436
iPhone 11 Xs 375 x 812 1125 x 2436
iPhone X 375 x 812 1125 x 2436
iPhone 8 Plus 414 x 736 1080 x 1920
iPhone 8 375 x 667 750 x 1334
iPhone 7 Plus 414 x 736 1080 x 1920
iPhone 7 375 x 667 750 x 1334
iPhone 6s Plus 414 x 736 1080 x 1920
iPhone 6s 375 x 667 750 x 1334
iPhone 6 Plus 414 x 736 1080 x 1920
iPhone 6 375 x 667 750 x 1334
iPad Pro 1024 x 1366 2048 x 2732
iPad Third & Fourth Generation 768 x 1024 1536 x 2048
iPad Air 1 & 2 768 x 1024 1536 x 2048
iPad Mini 768 x 1024 768 x 1024
iPad Mini 2 & 3 768 x 1024 1536 x 2048
Nexus 6P 411 x 731 1440 x 2560
Nexus 5X 411 x 731 1080 x 1920
Google Pixel 411 x 731 1080 x 1920
Google Pixel XL 411 x 731 1440 x 2560
Google Pixel 2 411 x 731 1080 x 1920
Google Pixel 2 XL 411 x 823 1440 x 2880
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 480 x 853 1440 x 2560
LG G5 360w x 640 1440 x 2560
LG G4 360w x 640 1440 x 2560
LG G3 360w x 640 1440 x 2560
One Plus 3 480 x 853 1080 x 1920
Samsung Galaxy S9 360 x 740 1440 x 2960
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 360 x 740 1440 x 2960
Samsung Galaxy S8 360 x 740 1440 x 2960
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 360 x 740 1440 x 2960
Samsung Galaxy S7 360 x 640 1440 x 2560
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 360 x 640 1440 x 2560
Nexus 7 (2013) 600 x 960 1200 x 1920
Nexus 9 768 x 1024 1536 x 2048
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 800 x 1280 800 x 1280
Chromebook Pixel 1280 x 850 2560 x 1700

To deliver an activity to visitors on a particular device, choose the appropriate audience for that device in the activity diagram. Use the Mobile Web Composer to edit the page in the activity for that device. To run an activity across your entire digital experience to ensure it looks good across all devices, don’t apply targeting. Instead, use mobile viewports to preview the activity on each screen size.

For responsive sites, typically your site is designed to open in a different view when accessed by a device with a specific screen size. Those screen sizes that trigger the new views are known as CSS breakpoints. CSS breakpoints are points where website content responds depending on device width to display the optimal layout to visitors. CSS breakpoints are also called media queries.

Save your CSS breakpoints in Target so you can preview your experiences for each view you define. Each of these experiences displays in a mobile viewport in the Target interface. Open the view for each screen size by clicking that viewport along the top of the display.

If your site is not responsive, use the Mobile Web Composer to view a site if your activity is targeted to a specific device.

IMPORTANT

You can edit an experience from within mobile viewports. However, these changes apply to all viewports and devices, not just the viewport that you’re working in. Similarly, editing an experience in the normal desktop view changes the page for all screen sizes, not just the desktop view. Currently, Target does not support viewport-specific page changes.

Mobile viewport configuration

Configure mobile viewports you want to make available while creating your experiences.

  1. Click Administration > Visual Experience Composer.

  2. In the Mobile viewports configuration section, click Add.

    Add viewport

    Or

    To change the configuration of an existing mobile viewport, select that viewport, then click the Edit (pencil) icon.

  3. Type a name for the mobile viewport.

    Give your mobile viewport a descriptive name that is easy to recognize. The name can be up to 36 characters long.

  4. Specify the screen size of the mobile device, both width and height.

    The width can be 150 to 968 pixels. The height can be 150 to 1280 pixels.

  5. (Optional) Select the operating system of the device.

    Options:

    • Android
    • iOS
    • Windows
    • Symbian
    • Blackberry

    If you use the Enhanced Experience Composer and choose an operating system, Target emulates that device when you view the page. For example, if there is a different look and feel for Android than for iOS on your responsive site, Target mimics that behavior.

  6. Click Save.

NOTE

If you attempt to delete a mobile viewport that is in use, the following message displays: “This viewport is currently associated to one or multiple activities. You need to remove the viewport from those activities before being able to delete it.”

Create a responsive experience

Add mobile viewports to your Target activities to create responsive experiences for mobile screens.

  1. Create the desired activity.

  2. In the Visual Experience Composer (VEC), click the Settings gear icon, then select Add Mobile Viewports.

    Add Mobile Viewports option

  3. Click the Devices icon, then enable each device that should have a mobile viewport.

    Enable mobile viewports

    The mobile viewports are listed from smallest to largest according to width.

  4. Edit the mobile viewports as desired.

    Any changes you make to the experience are applied to the experience on all devices. For example, you change the text in a heading.

    Mouse over the name of a viewport to see the viewport’s size.

    iPhone 11 Pro Max responsive experience

  5. If desired, toggle between portrait and landscape modes by clicking the desired orientation icon.

    Orientation options

Training videos

The following videos contain more information about the concepts discussed in this article.

Visual Experience Composer (2 of 2) (7:29) Overview badge

The following demo video includes information about using the Visual Experience composer to work with mobile viewports:

  • Rename and duplicate an experience
  • Create a redirect experience
  • Target an activity to a single URL or a group of URLs
  • Create a multi-page activity
  • Preview and build experience for responsive websites
  • Use overlays to highlight types of elements

Account Preferences in Adobe Target Overview badge

This video includes information about setting up mobile viewports, beginning at 4:40 in the video.

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