Get a quote.

tell us what you are looking to achieve & we will design a strategy to reach your goals. rather speak to someone? call 0800 222 9300.

Submit.

We'll do our best to respond within 2 working hours.

If you need a quicker response please call us on 0800 222 9300.

clicky.™

call 0800 222 9300 lines open at 9am this morning

Get a quote.

news / 4 years ago

Retina graphics using Retina.js.

As Apple continue to bring out new devices with the double pixel display known as "Retina" displays it is encouraging more and more web designers to start creating retina versions ...

Author.

Oliver Yeates

[CEO & Founder]

Published.

16/01/2013 @ 18:18pm

A great little script which we have been using is Retina.js.  Retina.js is a simple piece of JavaScript which checks for double sized pixel versions of each of your graphics as they load.

You can download it here, you then need to call it in the header of your website like this:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.yourwebsite.com/js/retina.js”></script>

The script initially allows the standard image to load (in the interests of speed) before searching for the double pixel version and then subtly replacing the standard image with the retina version.

The process is relatively simple but it will require you to recreate your images in a double pixel size first before saving a double pixel version with “@2x” appended to the end of the file name and then saving the standard image.  (example: a logo saved as “logo.png” would need the double sized version saving as “logo@2x.png” and saved in the same directory as the standard image)

We are going through our website currently updating some of the graphics such as this one:

Standard version: (https://www.clicky.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/web-trends-2013.png)

Double pixel version: (https://www.clicky.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/web-trends-2013@2x.png)

The results are great but the process is incredibly time consuming, especially if you have a lot of images.

The main thing to consider is all future images are best started on a double pixel width canvas before you start to build the graphic.

If you have a Retina display check out our home page to see the results.

Links: Retina.js 

About the Author | Google

#more

insight / 3 days ago

Email Marketing Stats 2016.

news / 4 days ago

Lucy joins Clicky.

insight / 4 days ago

Why Your Organic Social Media Efforts Are Failing.

fun / 5 days ago

Clicky Island Discs / Vic.

news / 6 days ago

Google roll out visual sitelinks tests in the UK.

company / 7 days ago

We love our new Premier Google Partner trophy & plaque.

company / 1 week ago

Festive Fundraising at Clicky.

fun / 2 weeks ago

Clicky Island Discs / Jak.

insight / 2 weeks ago

The Clicky Guide to Going Viral.

insight / 2 weeks ago

7 Marketing trends to watch out for in 2017.

company / 2 weeks ago

Clicky pass all Google Partner Company Specialisations.

insight / 2 weeks ago

2017 Web Design Trends.

news / 3 weeks ago

Poole Alcock choose Clicky.

company / 3 weeks ago

Clicky shortlisted for prestigious Training award.

news / 3 weeks ago

Sykes Cottages choose Clicky.

View more.

Award

We’re a Premier Google Partner.

Our Google Premier Partner status now has a full-house of all 5 company specialisms. We also manage more than £8million in ad-spend every year.

learn more