Skip to main content

Responsive Images are Coming to a Browser Near You

Yoav Weiss (Akamai)
Rhinelander South
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 9 ratings)
Slides:   external link

After over 2 years of community effort, we have finally reached the stage where a native responsive images solution is right around the corner. Major browsers and the Responsive Images Community Group are working hand in hand on the picture element specification, and implementations are under way.

In this session we will discuss the various use cases the specification handles, the native solution for them, the matching syntax for each one, do’s and don’ts when it comes to polyfilling, and the state of current implementation efforts.

Photo of Yoav Weiss

Yoav Weiss


Yoav is a Web performance and browser internals specialist, working on responsive design Web performance, image compression and more. He recently implemented the srcset attribute in Blink.

He is an
RICG technical lead, a Blink & WebKit contributor and a bass player.

You can follow his rants on Twitter or have a peek at his latest prototypes on Github.