How to: Limit or disable textarea resizing in Chrome and Firefox
Consider this Sass:
.comment width: 320px; height: 240px;
textarea with the
comment class will be sized 320 by 240 pixels. In WebKit browsers (Chrome, Safari, ...) or Firefox, this is only the initial size -- users can resize textareas to become bigger.
This is helpful to the user, but may be breaking your application layout in some cases.
If you want to disable it, don't introduce any proprietary CSS properties. Instead, set maximum width and/or height to the values of
.comment width: 320px; height: 240px; &.fixed_size max-width: 320px; max-height: 240px;
Usually, it's a good compromise to lock a textarea's width but allow users to resize it in length. That way long texts don't need to be edited in a tiny box:
.comment width: 320px; height: 240px; &.fixed_width max-width: 320px;
Note that you of course don't need to use the same values for maximum width/height. If you choose larger values, users will be able to resize up to those sizes.