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WordPress.com Serving Retina-Quality Images

Matt Mullenweg:

All of your blog posts will now serve high-resolution images for users that can see them, at least the images that we host. Since we create all images dynamically on the fly, what we do is if you’ve uploaded a higher resolution photo and sized it down, we’ll serve a double-size so it looks super sharp to those visitors — they’ll think you’re ahead of the game.

Cool feature, available for self-hosted WordPress sites too. Soon enough, we’re going to stop thinking that websites that serve retina-quality images are ahead of the game, and instead think that websites that don’t are behind the times.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012