Retina Ready!

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by Yazzeh, Nov 2, 2013.

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  1. Yazzeh

    Yazzeh Newcomer

    I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to one that has a retina display. While I was blown away by the crispness and HD feeling of the internal graphics, I immediately noticed the sites I was participating on had pixelated graphics and really weren't ready to handle the "Retina Hurdle".

    In Apple's latest conference, they announced that all of their new MacBook's would come with a Retina Display (or at least I understood they would now all have it, I could be wrong). So now, any new Apple Laptops along with iPads, iPhones, etc... now all have larger, condensed screen resolutions that make handling web-based images a tricky situation.

    Questions:

    Has anyone made their forum Retina Ready? Should this be a concern?

    Does anyone have any tips, tricks, advice for renovating forums to accommodate Retina technology?
     
  2. Shriker
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    Shriker Shadowlack Owner RPGfix Admin Patron Game Owner

    I consider "retina" a solution that is looking for a problem. It's still a feature and not a "must have" for every site. There are ~30 million people with retina devices, which only represent around 1% of internet browsing users. It's not really something that I worry about at this point in time, although I'm happy to include things like this at an additional cost if a client requests it (much like how I'll program for IE7 or IE6 if paid more). I'd much rather spend the extra time making a site more "screen reader friendly" than retina friendly.

    That said, there are all sorts of JavaScript resources out there that can make a site retina ready pretty quickly.
     
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  3. No.

    Why? Why would I? I am working on a text-based site...
     
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  4. Shriker
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    Shriker Shadowlack Owner RPGfix Admin Patron Game Owner

    Haha, so much this. :) Really it's just important to know your target demographic. If I were making a forum for designers, or some sort of design or image resource site, then I'd be much more likely to make it use retina. Same goes if I were making a virtual pet/simulation game that I knew was being billed as "tablet-friendly" or being promoted primarily for iPad. I'd go to those extra lengths just to make it prettier.
     
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