How to Make a Website Bigger on the Screen

By Craig Witt

By default, modern web browsers display sites at a medium size, using the page layout dimensions specified by the particular web page being viewed. While this display size works for most people, some visitors prefer to increase the size of the page to enhance readability. Whether you use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Chrome as your web browser, increasing the display size of a website is a quick task.

Increase Website Size in Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open an Internet Explorer browser window.

Step 2

Click the magnifying glass icon near the bottom-right corner of the window.

Step 3

Choose your desired zoom level (e.g., 125 percent, 200 percent) from the list of options, or select "Custom" and enter your preferred value. Your changes appear on-screen immediately.

Increase Website Size in Firefox

Step 1

Open a Firefox browser window.

Step 2

Click "View" in the top menu bar.

Step 3

Select the "Text Size" option and choose "Increase." Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to increase the size further.

Increase Website Size in Safari

Step 1

Open a Safari browser window.

Step 2

Click "View" in the top menu bar.

Step 3

Select the "Make Text Bigger" option. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to increase the size further.

Increase Website Size in Opera

Step 1

Open an Opera browser window.

Step 2

Click "View" in the top menu bar.

Step 3

Select the "Zoom" option, and then choose your preferred zoom level from the list of options.

Increase Website Size in Chrome

Step 1

Open a Chrome browser window.

Step 2

Click the icon resembling a page, found near the top-right corner of the browser window.

Step 3

Select "Zoom."

Step 4

Choose the "Larger" option from the resulting sub-menu. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 to increase the zoom value further.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some browsers offer zoom functionality, which resizes not only the text on a page, but also the images and other layout elements. Other browsers only allow you to make text larger; other elements remain at their original sizes.