Chrome Show: Why pictures may be better than images on the web

The Chrome Show 2014

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Plenty of sites — including this one — have changed to a more responsive design, meaning only a single page needs to be developed for all screen types and sizes. These web pages dynamically adjust to fit different screens. As good as that sounds, images are still a challenge and that’s where the new picture element comes into play; this HTML tag is now part of the Chrome 38 beta. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear more on why a picture may be better than an image when it comes to elements on a web page.

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Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

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