Mat Marquis – The Past, Present, and Future of Responsive Images

The Past, Present, and Future of Responsive Images

The goal of a “responsive images” solution is to deliver an image ideally suited to the end user’s ever-changing context, rather than serving the largest potentially necessary image to everyone. Unfortunately, this hasn’t proven to be quite so simple in practice as it seems to be in theory. Small screens should get smaller images, sure, and large screens should get larger ones. Naturally, only high-resolution displays should qualify for high-resolution images, but what if that user has limited bandwidth available? Would the low-resolution image be preferable—and at what point? Explore the path to a standardized solution, look at some of the proposals that will be shaping our future work; and learn techniques we can use to start saving our users’ bandwidth today.

About Mat Marquis

Mat “Wilto” Marquis works at Bocoup; formerly Filament Group. Mat is technical editor and contributor at A List Apart, Chair of the Responsive Images Community Group and an editor on the W3C HTML5.1 specification.

He guesses this is all pretty cool, but he is still most proud of having finished Mega Man 2 for the NES—on “difficult”—without losing a life.


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Event Details

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

6:30-7:00 pm: Registration
7:00-8:00 pm: Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm: Social Hour

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