Retina Preferences for WindInMyFace.com
This site can serve up “Retina-class” images for high resolution displays such as the Retina display on Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display (see review).
Retina-resolution images are implemented for newer material, and mainly in the diglloyd publications, but applicable to this site in various places, especially graphs.
Do nothing to continue seeing regular resolution images.
Retina resolution images are NOT a good choice in several cases:
- iPhone and iPad benefit to a certain extent, but Apple iOS rescales both so that original image quality is not preserved.
- Traditional computer screens can look blurred with retina-resolution images due to web browser scaling limitations. However, zoomed-up web pages look sharper and clearer.
- A relatively slow internet connection; retina-resolution images are 3-4 times larger, increasing download time substantially.
When Retina-resolution images are a win.
Retina-resolution images are gorgeous on the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Display of retina-resolution images is controlled by a browser cookie, so you must use this checkbox for each device (which as of late 2012 means ONLY the MacBook Pro with Retina Display).
Auto Retina enabled on this site already. To force the loading of Retina-grade images* on all devices, check this box:
Always load available Retain-grade images
Use the image below to verify functionality (refresh the page after changing). It might already say “Retina resolution image” if the device is tagged as a Retina device.
* Many images have no retina-resolution version, especially those in the blog.