Keeping up with the technology of HiDPI (high dots per inch) displays, or Retina as Apple has branded it, WordPress has released a new plugin to optimize your website. These displays have become popular in smaller devices like mobile phones, even tablets, but with the recent release of the new MacBook Pro, this technology has come to a 15” monitor.
Right now, most websites are not optimized through these screens, and end up having the pixels doubled up, creating a fuzzy look, not at all attractive for your site representing your brand and name. This is because these websites don’t have graphics capable of keeping up with these HiDPI screens.
This is also good news for blog owners that rely highly on images and other media, as WordPress will serve High Resolution images for users that can see the images on the sites the WordPress hosts. Gravatar will also get this upgrade, making all images HiDPI ready as well.
This is exciting news for all WordPress users. Other sites and companies are taking advantage of these displays, most notably cable and satellite companies that allow for streaming media to these devices. With all the talk of having no true broadcastable High Definition, these displays fill that gap, allowing for stunning quality for movies and television.
So for all WordPress hosted site admins, keep an eye out for this plugin to really optimize your site, and bring an unprecedented quality to your site. As the computer and mobile display technology gets better and better, you’ll want to make sure that your site is up to date. While HiDPI screens aren’t yet the norm in full sized monitors, it soon will be, and you’ll want to be ready. Think of it as the introduction of HD-capable televisions, and stations that stayed behind the curve suffered as technology progressed.
This post was written by guest author Jordan Mendys:
Jordan Mendys is a media professional out of North Carolina. He also blogs about social media and entertainment. You can follow him @JPMendys.