Join Brian Wood for an in-depth discussion in this video What is HiDPI (retina)?, part of Making Your Site Retina-Ready.
- To kick this course off,…I figured we needed to answer the question…of what HiDPI or retina is exactly.…Well, a lot of us have heard retina in the past.…And that's actually a marketing term…created by Apple.…And it refers to a screen with high resolution…in a relatively small format.…HiDPI is a more generic term.…Apple, I guess you could say (chuckles)…led the charge as far as this retina trend…or working with a higher density screen,…but a lot of other devices including…Microsoft, Android devices,…Google, et cetera, are becoming,…or are HiDPI, which is essentially the same thing,…it's just HiDPI is more generic.…
On the original Apple retina devices,…which there's a listing out there you can find.…The resolution of the screen…was essentially doubled,…so that the total number of pixels was increased.…So for instance, on a standard-density screen,…on a non-HiDPI screen, if we think in terms…of pixels, and honestly, this is more complex…than I'm making it sound, behind the scenes,…because there's a lot more going on.…
- 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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