How to stop responsive images wrecking your site

Just in case you've been island-hopping the moons of Jupiter for the past few decades and missed it, MVC stands for 'Model-View-Controller'. It's a fairly well established paradigm for separating the persistence and interaction of data, allowing for multiple, potentially different, views of the same data, or models. The controller simply mitigates the interaction between the two.

MVC frameworks are widely used in every language, on every platform on the web. Yet, when it comes to solving traditional Responsive and Adaptive design problems, we seem to be ignoring one of the basic tenants of MVC - the ability to provide different views for different reasons. Instead, blessed out by the W3C as OneWeb, we implement a single response with every view imaginable, thereby indiscriminately leaving it to be sorted by whichever device it lands with. The result is potentially unsustainable levels of bloat, especially in the mobile world.

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