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Stephen Thomas is a Front End Developer at The Georgia Institute of Technology with experience in all aspects of modern Web design and development with a special focus on data visualization. He writes at http://sathomas.me/blog, and his talks may be found at https://speakerdeck.com/sathomas. Find out more on GitHub.

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Simple Responsive Images With CSS Background Images

With all the talk of new HTML5 standards such as the srcset attribute and <picture> element, as well as server-side techniques such as Responsive Web Design + Server Side Components (RESS), you'd be forgiven for concluding that simple, static websites can’t support responsive images today.

Simple Responsive Images With CSS Background Images

That conclusion might be premature, however. In fact, there’s an easy, straightforward way to deliver responsive images that’s supported by all of today’s Web browsers: CSS background images.

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