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Re: [whatwg] Features for responsive Web design

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 12:26:29 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCmLyJ5BjdhZfHDwXOMONOxsCJDXZDhag-GOZ+8fKNZpQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jacob Mather <jmather@itsmajax.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Matthew Wilcox <mail@matthewwilcox.com>, PJ McCormick <pj@mynameispj.com>
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Jacob Mather <jmather@itsmajax.com> wrote:
> Maybe this is the better question:
> Why does the pre-loader matter so much?

Because it lets pages load faster.

> Basing the selected image off of browser width is inherently
> backwards. The content should be informed by the layout, not by the
> browser.

Media Queries only provide you either the browser width/height or the
device width/height.  So your responsive designs are all based off
this information already.

Content-based queries are unfortunately quite troublesome, for reasons
that have been explained before on the www-style list.

Received on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:27:19 UTC

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