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We use ad-blockers as well, you know. We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly conferences — crafted for pros like yourself? E.g. our upcoming SmashingConf London, dedicated to all things web performance.


Anders loves to build stuff on the web. He specialises in building responsive and mobile web solutions and works as a consultant for Valtech in Stockholm.

Tobias is a front-end and back-end web developer with a passion for web performance, scalability and security. He is the lead developer at Aftonbladet, where he's trying to reshape the news industry from within.

Addressing The Responsive Images Performance Problem: A Case Study

Five-inch mobile devices are on the market that have the same screen resolution as 50-inch TVs. We have users with unlimited high-speed broadband as well as users who pay money for each megabyte transferred. Responsive design for images is about optimizing the process of serving images to users.

Addressing The Responsive Images Performance Problem: A Case Study

In this article, we will share our responsive image technique, the “padding-bottom” technique, which we researched and implemented on the mobile version of the Swedish news website Aftonbladet.


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