The goal of ember-responsive is to give you a simple, Ember-aware way of dealing with media queries. All you need to do is tell it your application's breakpoints and it'll expose the rest for you.

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ember-responsive needs window.matchMedia() to function, which isn’t yet available in all browsers:

There is a polyfill by Paul Irish called matchMedia.js that will add support to older browsers:

Getting Started

This is an ember-cli addon so, so all you need to do is

$ npm install --save ember-responsive

After that, simply register the media queries that are pertinent to your application in app/breakpoints.js:

export default {
  mobile:  '(max-width: 768px)',
  tablet:  '(min-width: 769px) and (max-width: 992px)',
  desktop: '(min-width: 993px) and (max-width: 1200px)',
  jumbo:   '(min-width: 1201px)',

You can then query those breakpoints in your controllers, components, routes, and views:

this.get('media.isMobile'); // => true

Obviously, these properties also propagate to templates:

{{#if media.isDesktop}}
  Desktop view!

You should also bind the list of active media queries to your app’s rootElement. This means you won’t have to deal with complicated media queries in CSS—instead simply use classes to style the different devices.

export default Ember.View.extend({
  classNameBindings: ['media.classNames']


To run the tests, after cloning do:

$ npm install
$ npm test


This library is lovingly brought to you by the FreshBooks developers.

We’ve released it under the MIT license.