Twelve months ago I published 10 Web Predictions for 2015 — my Nostradamus-like look into the year ahead. I’m useless at these forecasts. Despite keeping a close eye on industry developments, I scored a pathetic 4.5 out of 10 last year. Let’s see if I can beat that in 2015…
1. Responsive Images Will be Usable!
I’d hoped this would be the case in 2014 but it took another year. At the end of 2015:
pictureelement, which can serve different images according to the device’s screen size and orientation, is supported in most browsers except Safari and oldIEs
srcsetattribute, which allows you to specify the same image at different resolutions according to screen pixel density and capabilities, is supported in all browsers except oldIEs.
There will always be caveats but responsive images work almost everywhere and can fall back to a standard
img tag. It’s finally usable: 1 out of 1 — a great start!
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