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Big numbers

From: Eric Portis <lists@ericportis.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:10:31 -0700
To: public-respimg@w3.org
Message-ID: <3BF7E404-6269-4118-AADE-535BD3C9CAD3@ericportis.com>
# Big numbers

## `picture` support ships to 120 million Windows 10 users

A few months after landing in the Microsoft Edge developer preview 
releases, `picture` [made its way into an official Windows 10 
auto-update][1].

So: every desktop browser except for Safari is shipping `picture`. For 
the fruit company, we wait.

[1]: 
https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6261271-picture-element

## WordPress progress

Versions 3 (and 3.1!) of the official RICG responsive images plugin for 
WordPress [have landed][2]. If you've been using the plugin, upgrade! 
Version 3 deprecates its core functionality, which is being merged into 
WordPress 4.4 Core. Joe McGill wrote [an excellent explainer about the 
4.4 changes][3] over on the WordPress Core development blog.

Have I mentioned that [WordPress powers a quarter of the web][4]? And 
that respimg landing in Core is going to do more for respimg adoption 
than anything else ever has or likely ever will? And that this is going 
to happen on December 8th? I have? You knew this? Good!

[2]: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ricg-responsive-images/changelog/
[3]: 
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/11/10/responsive-images-in-wordpress-4-4/
[4]: http://ma.tt/2015/11/seventy-five-to-go/

## Grab Bag

- Vox has been deploying respimg across their properties, resulting in 
some [eye][5]-[popping][6] performance gains.
- Seeing double downloads in Chrome? Yoav just cleaned up [a][7] 
[handful][8] [of][9] nasty bugs that were conspiring to cause them.
- Rachel Andrew, Perch proprietor and CSS-Grids-expert, recently 
published [a reflection on how and why CSS Grids has evolved over the 
past few years][10]. It’s a fascinating long view of how the sausage 
gets made and everything about it — from the the frustration at pace 
and process to the pride and satisfaction in the end result — felt 
very, very familiar.

[5]: https://twitter.com/okor/status/664901771811274753
[6]: https://twitter.com/reckless/status/661666972388753408
[7]: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=526630
[8]: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=531820
[9]: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=458100
[10]: 
https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2015/11/03/three-years-with-css-grid-layout/

See you in a couple of weeks!

—eric
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