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Responsive Image Container: A Way Forward For Responsive Images?

By Yoav Weiss

This article was originally published in September 2013 on Yoav Weiss’ personal blog1. — Ed.

It’s been a year since I last wrote about it2, but the dream of a “magical” image format that will solve world hunger and/or the responsive images problem (whichever comes first) lives on. A few weeks back, I started wondering if such an image format could be used to solve both the art direction3 and resolution-switching4 use cases.

I had a few ideas on how this could be done, so I created a prototype to prove its feasibility. The prototype is now available5, ready to be tinkered with. In this post, I’ll explain what this prototype does, what it cannot do, how it works, and its ...

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