The road to responsive images

29 August 2012: a date that will go down in history as the one on which we finally got an official specification for responsive images. Last week, the W3C published an editor's draft for responsive images written by Mathew Marquis and Adrian Bateman.

After more than a year of discussion in the development community about the best way to handle responsive images, the W3C finally took a hand earlier this year, asking Mat Marquis from the Filament Group to write a specification. In this article, I will review the events leading up to that decision, review the aims of the specification, and examine some of the problems yet to be solved.

A bit of history

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