‘Orientation’ requires your website to adapt to portrait and landscape views.
Some users have a preferred alignment (portrait or landscape) or physical requirements and need content to adapt to their preference. Others have visual impairments and may find one way round easier to use.
Most websites pass this guideline as they are responsive and adapt to the user’s chosen positioning.
How to Pass ‘Orientation’
- All content retains meaning in either position.
- All content retains function in either position.
When a single alignment is essential, for example:
- A landscape image that would be too small to see in portrait mode
- Where the width or height of one mode is necessary for its function
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