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Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To <picture> And srcset

By Eric Portis

This chapter complements Tim Wright’s chapter and explains exactly how we can use the upcoming <picture> element and srcset, with simple fallbacks for legacy browsers. There is no reason to wait for responsive images1; we can actually have them very, very soon2. — Ed.

Everything I’ve said so far could be summarized as: make pages which are adaptable.… Designing adaptable pages is designing accessible pages. And perhaps the great promise of the web, far from fulfilled as yet, is accessibility, regardless of difficulties, to information.

— John Allsopp, A Dao of Web Design3

Images4 are some5 of the most6 important7 pieces8 of information9 on the web10, but over the web’s 25-year ...

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