django-responsive a utility application for building responsive websites in Django. This tool is meant to complement the use of CSS media queries and help solve problems with fixed width elements such as advertisements or embedded video.

This project does not match devices based on user agent strings and instead uses a small piece of javascript to make the device window size available on the server. Once enabled you can access a device_info dictionary in your templates:

{'width': 320, 'type': 'phone', 'height': 480}

Now you and conditionally render content based on the device size or type.


django-responsive requires Python 2.6 or 2.7 and django>=1.3. There is experimental support for Python 3.2 if using Django >= 1.5. It is easiest to install django-responsive from PyPi using pip:

pip install django-responsive


To enable django-responsive you will need to update your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES and TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS settings.:

    # Other middleware classes go here

    # Other context processors included here

Note that TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS is not included in the default settings and you should be careful to not lose the defaults when adding this additional context processor.

There is an optional setting RESPONSIVE_BREAKPOINTS which is used to determine the type included in the device_info dictionary. The default breakpoints are:

# Name, Max Width (inclusive)
    'phone': 480,
    'tablet': 767,
    'desktop': None,

To overwrite the default breakpoints, include a RESPONSIVE_BREAKPOINTS dictionary in the project’s file:

# Name, Max Width (inclusive)
    'phone': 480,
    'tablet': 767,
    'desktop': None,


django-responsive is released under the BSD License. See the LICENSE file for more details.


If you think you’ve found a bug or are interested in contributing to this project check out django-responsive on Github.

Running the Tests

You can run the tests with via:


If you see any test failures please report them to the Github issue tracker.

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