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What is breakpoint in responsive web design?

Can anyone please tell me what is the breakpoint in responsive web design.

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In responsive design, a breakpoint is a point that allows for the provision of the best possible layout that enables users to consume or understand your site’s content. It can also defined as a series of conditions which, when met, set off major changes in design.

Breakpoints in RWD are browser widths that have a media query declaration to change the layout once the browser is within the declared range. Take, for example, the recent media query tutorial published.

For ex, the page changing from its base 960px layout once it is being viewed at 768px. The code snippet for doing this is shown below.

  1. @media only screen and (max-width: 768px){
  2. /* CSS Styles */
  3. }

This media query is called a device with a browser width of 768px or below is viewing this page, creating a break point.

So, a good example of a breakpoint would be one where your layout has to change from one layout to other.

Hence it becomes necessary to monitor if at breakpoint your website is still responding or not which is somehow a difficult task. If you wan to make sure if your website is responsive or not, you can use LambdaTest.

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