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Responsive Web Images

by Robert Boedigheimer

Images make up more than 60% of the average web page's size today. This course will teach you how to efficiently provide the most appropriate image for the design and device.

What you'll learn

Images make up more than 60% of the average web page's size today. Responsive Web Design has become very popular for multi device support, but has been dogged by poor performance. In this course, Responsive Web Images, you will learn about image types, optimization techniques, and various approaches for selecting the best image for each situation. First, you'll learn the basics of responsive web design and how the most critical success factor is properly handling images. Then, you'll learn the differences between raster and vector images and discuss major raster image types. Finally, you'll learn the 4 major use cases for responsive web images, as well as the major approaches to responsive image techniques like JavaScript, picture element, srcset, and Client Hints. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of responsive web images which will allow you to optimize your own websites to be efficient as possible.

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About the author

Robert has been developing web sites for the past 23 years. He is a Microsoft MVP, a Progress Developer Expert (Fiddler), a Pluralsight author, and a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Robert regularly speaks at national and international events.

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