Instead, I have to "zoom in" until the content is scaled at a readable level.
Another way to describe it is this way. My mobile site has a total width of 447px in regards to visible content. However, when I load it into a mobile device, the content takes up only a small amount of space (unreadable) and to the right and left is an ocean of nothing but the background color.
I'm wondering if there's some way to have the page zoom the 447px div content into view for more immediate reading rather than having to do so by hand, so to speak.