What to Look at When Designing for Retina Displays

January 10, 2013

Chad discusses the new retina display and what you need to do in order to prepare your designs.

Video Transcription

In the next year or two you’re going to see a lot more availability of what is called retina displays. These computer screens technically have double the resolution for the most part. They are available now on mobile devices such as the iphone and ipad, and upcoming MacBook Pros. Because of the double the resolution, what happens is if you’re designing for an older screen it’ll appear blurry or unfocused on a new retina display. As they become more available you want to make sure your website and all other web graphical assets remain strong so you give the best impression to the users coming in. So design them double the size now and then scale them back for people who don’t have this advanced display.

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