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Estelle Weyl is an internationally published author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Estelle started her professional life running public health programs, but decided instead to be a web standardista. A UI Engineer, she has consulted for Kodakgallery, Samsung, SurveyMonkey, Yahoo! and Apple, among others. Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming CSS, JavaScript and HTML, provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and HTML5 browser support at Standardista. Her tutorials and workshops are available on Github

She is the author of Mobile HTML5, What's New in CSS3, HTML5: The Definitive Guide and HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World. When not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960’s throwback abode.

Clown Car Technique: Solving Adaptive Images In Responsive Web Design

Adaptive images are the current hot topic in conversations about adaptive and responsive Web design. Why? Because no one likes any of the solutions thus far. New elements and attributes are being discussed as a solution for what is, for most of us, a big headache: to provide every user with one image optimized for their display size and resolution, without wasting time, memory or bandwidth with a client-side solution.

Clown Car Technique

We have foreground and background images. We have large and small displays. We have regular and high-resolution displays. We have high-bandwidth and low-bandwidth connections. We have portrait and landscape orientations.

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