FAQ: CSS Functions - Calculating Values

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Hi ! can someone explain a bit what is the viewport ? i am having difficulties to understand it plainly… thanks ! :slight_smile:

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If you can read this thank your viewport !! Hopefully you figured it out and weren’t infinitely stuck but the viewport is the screen you are using to view something render like a iphone/tablet/laptop. It is also not the view of the entire website because we’re only getting a small glimpse of the page aka we got to scroll up or scroll down. They all have various different sizes. But maybe go on and review some stuff before heading on out further. Some of the stuff depends on understanding different screen formats in the CSS unit.

Here’s a super more in depth explanation.
Viewport concepts - CSS: Cascading Style Sheets | MDN viewport was originally 1200 x 800 pixels.,measurement when we zoomed in using the keyboard.

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I also forgot to add a viewport is also a unit of measurement to if that’s what you mean you’ll see it in examples abbreviated as vw if that’s what you mean.

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In Step 2 (shown below), why don’t we just set left to 10% instead of using calc(50% - 40%)?
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