Posts with tag: 'WIT'

Responsive Images Specification and Real-World Scenarios

By Jon Arne Sæterås The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do. B. F. Skinner Finally the long awaited Responsive Images specification (respimg) is making its way into browsers. Briefly summarized, the Responsive Images specification introduces two new attributes to the img element, sizes and srcset, and a brand new <picture> element. The Responsive Images Community Group (RICG) has outlined 9 different use cases that the new method for displaying images on the web should address. Seen from web developers’ and content editors’ perspectives it makes sense to combine these 9 use cases into 2 scenarios. Jason Grigsby did exactly that […]


Image Resizing the Super-Easy Way, Thanks to Angular and WURFL Image Tailor (WIT)

    By Luca Corbo, Senior Engineer @ScientiaMobile   Last week, ScientiaMobile introduced the WURFL Image Tailor (WIT). WIT makes it easy for front-end designers to access our image resizing service using the <img/> HTML tag code.  Having become familiar with Angular.js (and having become one of its biggest admirers in the process), I immediately started playing with the idea of marrying the power of WIT with the elegance of Angular.  A few hours later, I came up with the solution that I am happy to present here. The code can be obtained at: This first step is to […]


ScientiaMobile Offers WURFL Image Tailor for Easy to Use Mobile Image Resizing


WIT service for front-end Web developers automatically detects mobile devices and resizes images for optimal web site performance   Today, ScientiaMobile, the company behind the popular WURFL Device Description Repository, has launched WURFL Image Tailor (WIT), Community Edition. This service is designed for front-end Web developers who want an easy, fast, and reliable way to resize images based on the type of device accessing their web sites. This highly available cloud-based service is offered to the community of web developers without charge. Large pictures on websites frequently cause slow loading on mobile devices with limited bandwidth from mobile operators. Slow […]

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