Websites and the retina display

cclloyd

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So, how are websites going to work on the new retina display. Is there going to be something that automatically scales sites unless there is code that puts the site at retina resolution, or will they just remain small on the screen? What do you think or know.
 

Stetrain

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They will appear the same size on screen as before, just like on retina iPhones and iPads.

Text and CSS-based graphics will all be full retina sharpness. Images that don't have high resolution versions won't look as sharp as retina-ready graphics.
 
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cclloyd

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Wait, they appear the same size? Are you sure?

Cause a site I go on has a page width of 900px for the desktop version, and that seems to fit about 900px on my iPhone when I hold it in landscape..
 
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SchneiderMan

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Wait, they appear the same size? Are you sure?

Cause a site I go on has a page width of 900px for the desktop version, and that seems to fit about 900px on my iPhone when I hold it in landscape..
As long as the site is built to auto fit the browser window, you would only see the site in a smaller scale. Meaning more of the site without having to scroll down. If you zoom in then some graphics will pixelate, of course. It depends on how the site is built.

It's kind of like when you're using a larger display with a higher resolution and connect your MacBook Pro to it, the site will look much larger on the MacBook Pro than it would on the larger display. So in the case of a 15" Retina display with a higher resolution that of a 27" display, the aspect ratios will act in the same sense, at least that's what I think :)
 
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