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LGTM

From: Eric Portis <lists@ericportis.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:15:38 -0600
To: public-respimg@w3.org
Message-ID: <58CD2CF2-2543-4E39-B514-83B390A20F09@ericportis.com>
## Three browsers by Halloween

[Firefox Nightly](http://nightly.mozilla.org/) now includes `srcset` and 
`x`-descriptor support behind a flag – instructions on how to enable 
and test the feature are [here](http://codepen.io/RICG/pen/poKfj). The 
feature should be on-by-default 
[shortly](https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1018389) and 
`sizes`, `w` descriptors, and `picture` support are [right around the 
corner](https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=picture). Nothing 
is certian, but if things keep progressing apace, full `picture` spec 
support should be shipping on-by-default in FireFox 33 on October 14th.

Over on the Blink side of things, `srcset` and `sizes` received [the 
three magical 
“LGTM”s](https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/blink-dev/GRfwz951FHo
) they needed to come out from behind their experimental feature flag 
and should be on-by-default in M38 — shipping in Chrome 38 stable on 
September 26th and Opera 25 around the same time.


## Webkit’s not *too* far behind

Yoav has successfully wrangled the existing WebKit `srcset` 
implementation into shape, [aligning it with the 
spec](https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133504) and setting the 
stage for [`sizes` 
support](https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133620).

[Rumor has 
it](https://twitter.com/helloanselm/status/473719818756317184) that iOS 
8 even supports `x` descriptors in `srcset`. Baby steps!


## In the meantime, Picturefill...

PictureFill 2.1, which brings `srcset` parsing in-line with the spec, 
hit 
[beta](https://github.com/scottjehl/picturefill/releases/tag/2.1.0-beta).

If you haven’t given Picturefill a go yet, you really should code like 
it’s 2015 and give it a whirl. If you *are* using it, [let them 
know](https://github.com/scottjehl/picturefill/issues/258)!


## ...and boatloads of blog posts!

- [Chris Coyier wrote and 
video’d](http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/133-figuring-responsive-images/) 
his initial experiences with the new markup over on CSS Tricks

- Tracy Rotton posted [a great tutorial on how to use Picturefill in 
WordPress](http://www.taupecat.com/2014/05/picturefill-js-wordpress/)

- Matt Wilcox [wrote up his initial (cautious) 
thoughts](https://mattwilcox.net/archives/a-picture-perfect-problem/) 
([Yoav’s 
response](https://github.com/ResponsiveImagesCG/newsletters/issues/17#issuecomment-43977530))

- Derek Johnson provided a [great, complete 
overview](http://nostrongbeliefs.com/responsive-images/) of the spec

- Mat Marquis [took to the A List Apart 
blog](http://alistapart.com/blog/post/testing-responsive-images), 
calling all interested parties to help test the in-progress 
implementations.

- Speaking of things Apart, the Monkey Do folks [wrote up their 
experience deploying Picturefill on the An Event Apart 
page](http://monkeydo.biz/blog/an-event-apart-and-the-picture-element) 
(and [I nitpicked thier 
post](https://github.com/ResponsiveImagesCG/newsletters/issues/22#issue-34792503))

- Martin Wolf 
[screencasted](http://martinwolf.org/2014/06/05/screencast-native-picture-element-implementation-in-chrome-canary/) 
his experience kicking the Canary tires.


## And hey! Weren’t those 
[t-shirts](https://dribbble.com/shots/1471972-Responsive-Images-Community-Group-IndieGogo-Campaign) 
great?

I got mine in the mail last week and I just want to say that they’re 
really terrific. Thanks again to [Geri Coady](http://www.hellogeri.com/) 
for the design, [United 
Pixelworkers](http://www.unitedpixelworkers.com/) for the printing, and 
RICG chair [Mat Marquis](https://twitter.com/wilto) for running 
logistics. And thanks most of all to all of you for buying them and 
[making Yoav’s tireless implementation work 
possible](https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/picture-element-implementation-in-blink)!

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to buy the shirts now 
that the campaign is over. We don’t have anything firm to report yet 
but we’re looking into our re-print options. If you missed the boat on 
these, keep an eye out!


See you in a couple of weeks!

—eric
Received on Friday, 13 June 2014 17:17:29 UTC

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