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How to optimize images for Retina and high density screens

A long time ago in a previous life, I sold and fixed computers. The specs were simpler,  resolutions reached 1024X768 on a 4X3 screen and the biggest hurdle was “ghosting” that you would get with a Passive Matrix Screen. Life was simple…

But those days are long gone and now that Apple has launched the Retina Display on their newly announced Macbook Pro with a Pixel density of 220 pixels per inch.  This is the first laptop to introduce a high PPI (Pixel Per Inch) count. The human eye from a normal viewing distance can’t even make out the pixels.  Same thing with the new iPad (264 ppi) and the iPhone (326ppi)…  In essence, Computers will quickly become resolution independent.

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Facebook falls flat and goes SPLAT!

And the markets close with Facebook falling… Flat.

I’m not going to get into the whole business side of things with Facebook, there’s plenty of other blogs posting about that. But what I’m really curious about is the draw? I mean, Facebook is certainly an online property that has skyrocketed to fame and as of this posting,  is worth more than McDonalds!

It’s estimated that of the 800 million users, each person spends around 20 minutes a day on Facebook.  Snooping on their friends, spying on classmates of years gone by…

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