Google Chrome’s Device Mode

Google Chrome's Device Mode

We might be late to the party, but has anyone used Google Chrome’s device mode & mobile emulation feature?! In the world of web, responsive mobile-friendly design is top dog these days. It’s important for your web content to look nice across all devices, which tends to take a good deal time to accomplish; this Google Chrome tool can turn your tired frown upside down.

“Device mode brings the insights of mobile testing to your browser tab through the power of mobile emulation.” For a full rundown of how to use this tool, click here. I’ve read through the article and pulled out some general information about it.

You can use the device mode to do a number of things:

  1. Test your responsive designs by emulating different screen sizes and resolutions, including Retina displays.
  2. Evaluate your site’s performance using the network emulator, without affecting traffic to other tabs.
  3. Visualize and inspect CSS media queries.
  4. Accurately simulate device input for touch events, geolocation, and device orientation.
  5. Enhance your current debugging workflow by coming device mode with the existing DevTools.

I know we’re happy to learn of this helpful tool!

If it’s also new news to you, you’re welcome. Enjoy! If not, continue on, friends.

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