The resolution CSS @media media feature can be used to apply styles based on the pixel density of the output device.

Syntax

The resolution feature is specified as a <resolution> value representing the pixel density of the output device. It is a range feature, meaning that you can also use the prefixed min-resolution and max-resolution variants to query minimum and maximum values, respectively.

Example

HTML

<p>This is a test of your device's pixel density.</p>

CSS

/* Exact resolution */
@media (resolution: 150dpi) {
  p {
    color: red;
  }
}

/* Minimum resolution */
@media (min-resolution: 72dpi) {
  p {
    font-size: 1.5em;
  }
}

/* Maximum resolution */
@media (max-resolution: 300dpi) {
  p {
    background: yellow;
  }
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Queries
The definition of 'resolution' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) ? (Yes) ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

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