W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-respimg@w3.org > July 2014

Blink!

From: Eric Portis <lists@ericportis.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:23:53 -0600
To: public-respimg@w3.org
Message-ID: <227FFC37-54F4-45EA-B209-7A5ED8BC184A@ericportis.com>

## The Fat Lady Sings
***Mamma don't take my code-a-Chrome-38***

With the necessary [responsive-element 
foundations](https://github.com/ResponsiveImagesCG/newsletters/blob/master/RICG-newsletter-2014-07-11.md#responsive-elements-in-blink--complete-picture-implementation-imminent) 
laid, Yoav posted an [“intent to ship” 
thread](https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/blink-dev/t3KRycUCGA8) 
re: the `picture` element over on the Blink-dev mailing list this week; 
the feature received the necessary support. Meaning that, barring any 
crazybugs, meteor strikes or other such unforeseen calamities, the 
`picture` element is finally, officially, *definitely* going to ship 
[un-flagged](https://codereview.chromium.org/401403003/) in Chrome 38 
(in late September/early October) and Opera 25. Canary builds from here 
on out will support the feature by default, too.

Much implementation work remains to be done. `picture`, `srcset`, and 
`sizes` have been fully implemented in Gecko but are still behind flags 
in Firefox Nightly. The WebKit implementation has a ways to go. We’re 
still waiting on an official “yes, we’re implementing this” from 
IE. And it will take a while for these features to trickle down to 
mobile browsers, where they’re needed most. But! It feels great to 
have one foot, firmly planted.

## dev.Opera posted an excellent introductory article
***Le nozze di Figuring-out-the-new-markup-by-example-o***

Andreas Bovens posted [something 
great](http://dev.opera.com/articles/responsive-images/). I particularly 
like how he emphasizes the link between markup features and use-cases, 
and accompanies each example with a graphical key so that you can tell 
what problems the markup is trying to solve at a glance.

When [linking to the article](
http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2014/on-the-complexity-of-the-picture-element/), 
Andreas’ fellow Opera employee (and [`picture` element 
sorta-kinda-inventor](http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2011/notes-on-adaptive-images-yet-again/)) 
Bruce Lawson offered these words of encouragement:

> if my dull brain can understand it, yours can.


## Assorted tools you can use

### ...to lose those validation blues

The [W3C Validator](http://validator.w3.org/) now accepts and provides 
helpful advice on the new markup.

### Or perhaps you look better in red?

We’re [re-printing the RICG tees over at Cotton 
Bureau](https://cottonbureau.com/products/ricg). Sale ends August 5th!

### View source, up-sped

Mat Marquis wrote a Chrome extension which calls out pages using 
`picture` with a little badge (of approval, presumably). It’s called 
“[Picture in 
Play](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/picture-in-play/mkhhihpihdlghkddhnadficgndpoigja)”. 
Mike Taylor quickly coded-up a [Firefox add-on  that does the same 
thing](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/picture-in-play/); 
they both live in [this GitHub 
repository](https://github.com/Wilto/Picture-in-Play).


## In your “I”s
***♫ the light, the heat ♫***

Finally, as the RICG begins to look beyond responsive *images* – to 
element queries, and beyond – we realize that we need a new name. Or 
at least a new “I.” We’ve set up a suggestion box 
[here](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dblfSFkzsdQtdilg_xpbcufHuvSW4r761xWHEm3t8W0/viewform).

And yes, [“Insaneclownposse” has already been 
suggested](https://twitter.com/wilto/status/492323152303636480).

See you in a couple of weeks!

—eric
Received on Friday, 25 July 2014 19:24:19 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:06:11 UTC