HTML, CSS, Tutorials

iframe set height to 100%

Iframes are useful to loading external pages into an existing page and avoiding any style conflicts, using an iframe is as simple as putting an iframe tag and it’s src. I really wanted the height to be as tall as my viewable screen without setting a fixed height or using javascript. Thanks to a css property called vh (viewport height) it’s a simple process.

First create an iframe:

<iframe src="http://domain.com" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Then style the iframe in css:

iframe {
    display:block;
    width:100%;
    height:100vh;
}

Clean and supported on modern browsers http://caniuse.com/#feat=viewport-units

David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.