On 31/08/2012 08:57, Brion Vibber wrote:
Heck yes. Generate some standard sizes at upload time
and let the
browser scale if a funny size is demanded. Modern browsers scale
photos nicely, not like the nearest-neighbor ugliness from 2002.
As a graphist, I must say this does not seem like a good idea. Only
rendering certain sizes and having the browser then scale the weird ones
will still result in fuzzy images, because no matter how good the
renderer, every time a bitmap image is scaled down, sharpness is lost.
This is part of why there is so much emphasis placed on using vectors
even in a static environment - with those, the first scale down is also
avoided, and there is a very visible difference in clarity even there.
But while only rendering certain sizes and then having the browser scale
those would defeat that purpose, having to scale down bitmaps twice
would look even worse, regardless of subject.