[whatwg] Features for responsive Web design

Chaals McCathieNevile w3b at chaals.com
Mon Aug 27 04:05:00 PDT 2012

On Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:36:15 +0200, Steve Dennis <admin at subcide.com> wrote:

> While it's unlikely that screen resolution will go above 2x in the near  
> future, should we be taking into account the zooming of specific  
> elements that might result in the need for larger artwork? (take icons,  
> that can scale all the way up to 512px or above)

Or outdoor screens that are 4m x 8m, carrying the same content meant for a
TV display and a message to your mobile.

Use cases:
+ emergency information provision, where the sign is acting as a server  
providing information to all devices that can connect).
+ providing advertising, local information that can be rendered on large  
outdoor screens, tv-size screens, and for customers.



> On 13/08/2012, at 5:39 PM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
>> Another thing worth considering is if ever anyone is really going to
>> go over 2x, given that at normal viewing distances 2x is roughly
>> enough to saturate the resolution of the human eye (hence the "retina"
>> branding). Even for printing photos, 192 pixels per inch should result
>> in very good quality, and for line art, authors should use SVG instead
>> of bitmaps anyway.

Chaals - standards declaimer

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