Join Brian Wood for an in-depth discussion in this video Simple CSS background image swap, part of Making Your Site Retina-Ready.
- An easy method that we use for HiDPI images…is for swapping background images in CSS.…In order to optimize for HiDPI and non-HiDPI screens,…we create several images usually.…For instance, this div right here will have multiple images,…one at regular and one at HiDPI.…We can then use a media query…to automatically swap out the image…depending on the device…and some features of that device.…In this video we'll insert an image…into a container, into a div via background CSS,…and then we'll swap it with a media query.…
This can be another method for adding to our HiDPI toolkit.…I've got the site open here.…What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna open up our--…Actually I'm gonna inspect this element.…I'll right click and Inspect it.…A lot of browsers allow you to do this.…It gets me to the developer tools.…If I scroll down a bit you'll see that…this is actually just a div,…and if I look on the right,…it's just a div with a background image.…But what I love about some of these tools,…these developer tools, is back in Chrome,…
- What is HiDPI?
- Adding your first icon font
- Adding hover states and animation
- Working with SVG files
- Creating favicons
- Displaying HiDPI images
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Icon Fonts for the Webwith James Williamson3h 55m Intermediate
Design the Web: SVG Rollovers with CSSwith Chris Converse23m 43s Beginner
Design the Web: Using Symbols in SVGwith Chris Converse20m 27s Intermediate
Photoshop and Illustrator: Creating Retina Graphicswith Justin Seeley1h 11m Intermediate
1. Introducing HiDPI or Retina
What is HiDPI (retina)?9m 16s
2. Icon Fonts
5. HiDPI Images
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