@Dream-Theme – Hah, I saw these videos. Really tried to eat this with every possible solution (butter, honey, nutella ….etc) ... no success!!!
Thanks Actually still thinking … maybe the first place jumped to my mind is my car
Congrats This is amazing.
Finally received my first Envato Elite care package today! Thanks for everyone in Envato and many many thanks for my buyers, I couldn’t reach this achievement without you.
- The Elite T-Shirt – I was amazed that it fits me!! (I’m a big guy, 2XL) really great, sleek and stylish.
- KeepCup Mug – Really cool!
- TimTam – That was my best part in the pack, I was lucky that I got 2 of this, one original and one with caramel. Really delicious mmm…!!
- Vegemite – Sadly still have issues accepting its taste .
- Pen W/ USB – This was cool, I got 2 of this as well
- The notebook – Cool a swell.
- Stickers – I like it.
Again thank you everybody. It was cool, funny and brings happiness to my entire day
I’m sorry to ask again, but can someone clarify if according to RubenBristian and Enabled method will the normal screens will be served with those high res images too? If this is true it seems to be a poor solution in terms of bandwidth usage…
Thanks everyone, I think this discussion was helpful. Please keep it updated of anyone has new thoughts.
I finish my new theme and it will be retina ready. Way that i approached problem is to prepare all assets in two sizes one for standard displays and @2x for retina and i will recommend WP Retina 2x plugin.
I know some authors rely on WP Retina 2x plugin, but noticed that some buyers prefer to have everything built-in. But this is not a big deal I think. Good luck
And if this helps anyone, I also let the user to optionally enable/disable “retinafied” images. but keep the ability to have the logo, icons, backgrounds and any raster design element in retina resolution always enabled.
You need to server “retina images” only for retina displays. There’s no need to double everything on the site! You can simply check if the user is on a retina display with js, store this with a cookie and server double images via an image resizing plugin..
Yeah I know, and I do this exactly the same way
So guys, from your experience it’s better to make almost everything retina ready not only logo and icons, I mean even thumbnails, sliders …etc. If so, I’m on the right track, fortunately.
Thanks a lot everyone for your input.
I agree with you, but all what I concerned about is: when you advertise a theme as “100% retina ready” what are buyers expectations from your theme? I think some people will expect a real 100% retina ready while – in the real world – this will hurt their website loading time significantly. So these questions came to my head:
- Do the buyers understand the cons (before the pros) of delivering almost ALL their website’s images with retina support?
- DO the authors get complaints about slow loading websites due to lots of retina images used OR do you get requests for making more image resources retina ready instead (i.e. you get comments like “This is not really 100% retina ready as advertised!”)?
Retina images is a double-sided weapon IMO, but do the buyers know that?