CSS3 Media Query – Width between Two Values

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I struggled a bit with this, so I thought I’ll share it. Let us assume I have a CSS class with styles defined for an element. Now, I want a different class or the same class with different properties and values when the width of the screen is between 350px and 600px.

Why use Media Queries?

We use CSS3 media queries for responsive web designing (such as mobiles or tablets) to apply different styles for different media types. The queries use @media rule and it is defined inside the <style> tag in a web page or in .css files.

Usually, we use a media query like this,

<style>
    .myClass {
      font-size: 30px;
    }

    @media screen and (max-width: 500px)
    {  
      .myClass  { font-size: 20px; }
    }
</style>
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It means, if the screen or the browser window is 500px or smaller.

Width Between Two Values

Here's a DIV element with default style

<style>
  .intro {
    position: relative;
    top: 50px; 
    color: red;
  }
</style>

<body>
  <div class='intro'
    Hello, I am Arun Banik!
  </div>
</body>

This is the default style and it looks similar in all devices.

However, I want to assign a different class or different attributes (or values) for the <div> element, when the width is between 350px and 600px.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
<style>
  .intro {
    position: relative;
    top: 50px; 
    color: red;
  }
  
  @media screen and (min-width: 350px) and (max-width: 600px)
  {
    .intro {
      top: 0; 
      color: green;
      font-size: 20px;
    }
  }
</style>
</head>

<body>
  <div class='intro'>
    Hello, I am Arun Banik!
  </div>
</body>
  
</html>
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Now see the media query in the above example. It has two values min-width and max-width. So, the new values appears (or the values changes) when the screen width is between 350px and 600px. Or else, the screen takes the default values (see the .intro class).

CSS3 Media Query width between two Values

Note: Do not forget to add this line inside the <head> tag when you are using media queries.

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />

You must add the viewport to allow browsers to render responsive pages. The media queries will not work if you have not added the viewport.

Be nice and stay safe. Thanks for reading.

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