[whatwg] Features for responsive Web design

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Tue May 15 11:39:59 PDT 2012

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 8:19 PM, Matthew Wilcox <mail at matthewwilcox.com> wrote:
> Um, the fact of the matter is we don't want to ensure they have the
> same ratio. It is exactly why we want to swap images sometimes - the
> aspect ratio no longer fits the design being applied at the given
> breakpoint.

I think you misunderstand the scenario I'm talking about.

You do want to vary the aspect-ratio based on screen-size breakpoints.
 For example, you may want to go from a 1024x300 image to a 600x200
image when the window is less than 1024px wide.

You *don't* want to vary the aspect-ratio when you're just selecting
different resolutions.  As far as I know, there's no use-case for
actually giving *different images* when you just select on resolution
(after you've already decided which to use based on breakpoints).  I'm
ready to be corrected, but I haven't seen anything against this
assumption yet.


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