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CURRENT TechniquesRequires server-side component?Requires JavaScript?How many add'l resolutions of image are downloaded? (Zero is ideal.)Use valid syntax?Requires additional markup?Allows for crop/zoom art direction?Does it to bandwidth testing?Project HomeDemo Home
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Native JSjQuery0 additional images1 imageAttributes in target IMG elementUtilizes <NOSCRIPT> tagSpecial markup
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PicturefillNYN??NNYYYNhttps://github.com/scottjehl/picturefillhttp://scottjehl.github.com/picturefill/
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Adaptive ImagesY (.htaccess, Apache 2, PHP, GD Lib)Y (small amount)NXYN (overwritten by PHP?)NNNNhttp://adaptive-images.com/http://adaptive-images.com/
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HiSRC NYY (plugin)XYYNYYYhttps://github.com/teleject/hisrc
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HiSRC (alt. transparent GIF + Media Query approach)NYY (plugin)XYNNNYYhttps://github.com/teleject/hisrc
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Responsive ImagesY (.htaccess)YNXYY (url params)NYYYhttps://github.com/filamentgroup/Responsive-Imageshttp://filamentgroup.com/examples/responsive-images-new/demos/A-Default/demo.html
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Responsive Images AltY (.htaccess)YNXYY (url params)NYYNhttps://github.com/allmarkedup/responsive-images-alt
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Foresight.jsKinda (file to test)YNXYYYYKindaNhttps://github.com/adamdbradley/foresight.jshttp://foresightjs.appspot.com/demos/
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src.sencha.ioThird partyNNXYNNKinda (prefix src)NNhttp://www.sencha.com/products/io/http://www.sencha.com/learn/how-to-use-src-sencha-io/
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riloadrNYOptionalXN (missing src)YOptionallyYNNhttps://github.com/tubalmartin/riloadrhttps://github.com/tubalmartin/riloadr/tree/master/demos
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Responsive EnhanceNYNXYYNYYNhttps://github.com/joshje/Responsive-Enhance
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rwdImagesNYY (plugin)XYYNY (gif in src)Y (through CSS)Nhttps://github.com/stowball/jQuery-rwdImages
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Retina.jaNYNXYNNYKindaNhttp://retinajs.com/
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Content Aware ResizingY (php)Y (small amount)NXYNNYY (maintenance through PHP file)Nhttp://www.craig-russell.co.uk/2011/01/22/responsive-images-and-context-aware-image-sizing.htmlhttp://craig-russell.co.uk/examples/getimage/demo.html
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DoubletakeKinda (sencha.io)YYXYNNNNNhttp://www.grahambird.co.uk/lab/doubletake/
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Responsive Images with PHP and jQueryY (php)YYXN (missing src)YYYKindaNhttp://www.jamesfairhurst.co.uk/posts/view/responsive_images_with_php_and_jquery/http://www.jamesfairhurst.co.uk/SkeletonResizeImages/
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Responsive Images with CookiesY (php an cookies)Y (small amount)NXYNNYKindaNhttp://blog.keithclark.co.uk/responsive-images-using-cookies/
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Testing Responsive ImagesNYYXYY (in noscript)YYYNhttp://www.monoliitti.com/images/
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Creating responsive images using the noscript tagNYNXYY (in noscript)YYYNhttp://www.headlondon.com/our-thoughts/technology/posts/creating-responsive-images-using-the-noscript-tag
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Responsive Images and TinySRC (Now Sencha.IO)Y (sencha.io, .htaccess)YNXYY (url params)NYYNhttp://blog.trasatti.it/2011/05/responsive-images-and-tinysrc.htmlhttp://ri.logme.mobi/demo.html
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Responsive Images Right NowNNNXYYNYYNhttp://csswizardry.com/2011/07/responsive-images-right-now/
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Responsive context aware images without cookies or server logicNYYXYY (in div)YYYNhttps://gist.github.com/1200270http://nerd.vasilis.nl/code/responsive-images/noscript.html
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WURFL Server Side Responsive ImagesY (database)NNXYNNKinda (prefix src)NNhttps://github.com/carsonmcdonald/ServerSideResponsiveImageExample#readme
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FUTURE POSSIBILITIES
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Nicolas' CSS psuedo element techniqueNMaybe (depends on spec)NYNhttp://nicolasgallagher.com/responsive-images-using-css3/
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Picture ElementNProbably notNYMaybe? (network api queries)http://www.w3.org/community/respimg/
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Flashpix / New formatNNYNMaybe?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FlashPix
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srclist attribute in HTML (has semantic src but links to media query list datalist thingy)
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src prefix in CSS
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src property in CSS
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