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Re: Print, monochrome, and high-contrast

From: Mathew Marquis <mat@matmarquis.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:54:47 -0400
Cc: public-respimg@w3.org
Message-Id: <CB8D0792-451F-4364-B6E7-5B00A8471592@matmarquis.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>

On Oct 25, 2012, at 2:21 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:

> Hi all, 
> We are still lacking any evidence that show images have been adapted for the following three scenarios/use cases:
> * Print

Where there isnít currently any decent solution to a serving up screen/print appropriate images on a single page we canít necessarily point to anything identical, but itís not hard to see where a site like Flickr or SmugMug would be able to make use of this. Iím certain Iíve seen sites that offer reasonably-sized images alongside links to high-resolution images for the sake of printing. Iím hoping others chime in here; Iíll search, in the meantime.

> * monochrome 
> * high-contrast

Likewise, itís tough to reliably detect when a user is in high-contrast mode as things stand now, so we might be hard-pressed to find an example of image swapping in the wildówhich is not to say they donít exist, but I donít know of any. 

Iíve mostly been using this and ďmonochromeĒ as examples of the inherent flexibility of the media query approach. I think the important thing is to make sure that concept is well represented somehow.

> As per our document:
> http://responsiveimagescg.github.com/ri-usecases/#print,-monochrome,-and-high-contrast
> Without having any actual proof that there are at least a few sites in the wild that have been designed with, for instance, the Kindle specifically in mind - it's difficult to justify use case 4.4.
> -- 
> Marcos Caceres
> http://datadriven.com.au
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