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Adaptive images for responsive design

  1. Shapeshifter 3
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    I agree with eagerbob!

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. RavanH
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    Old discussion but still very relevant... At this time, there seem to be (maybe I missed a few) two plugins that aim to make image file size adaptive:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/new-nine-adaptive-images/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/pb-responsive-images

    Both very different approaches: The first uses javascript plus PHP plus .htaccess rules (as suggested by @siteoptimo) to feed appropriate image versions. The second seems to (I have not tested) implement http://www.w3.org/TR/html-picture-element/ which at this point is only a draft.

    As these approaches are very different, I agree with @Ipstenu that it is better to leave it up to plugins for now and wait until there is some consensus. Or at least until the picture element is out of draft and properly supported my common browsers.

    Read more on http://css-tricks.com/on-responsive-images/ and http://html5doctor.com/html5-adaptive-images-end-of-round-one/

    As for WordPress users voting with their feet, looking at the download numbers of both plugins it seems there still is not much attention for the subject. Which I feel is unwarranted because it addresses one of the biggest downsides of responsive design.

    Posted: 11 months ago #

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