Resolution indpendence

Glynn Clements glynn at
Sat Jun 28 08:06:46 PDT 2008

Behdad Esfahbod wrote:

> > And note that the issue isn't just fonts. If you have a bunch of 16x16
> > icons, you had better not be rescaling them by a non-integer multiple
> > unless it's a relatively large multiple. 2x is likely to be more
> > legible than 2.5x.
> Firefox 3 scaled all graphics...  And while it looks like shit,
> admittedly, it has not bothered me enough to ask it not too.  On the
> other hand I like the fact that web graphics looks at the "right" size.

Yeah; but do the images tend to be photographs or diagrams? Rescaling
photographs (and photo-realistic renderings, etc) isn't too bad, but
rescaled diagrams, graphs, charts, etc can be quite nasty.

Glynn Clements <glynn at>

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