I’ve been a firm believer in the Filament Group’s picturefill for months as the premier way add responsive imagery to any modern browser. It’s not just a tool for side projects either; I’ve implemented the latest 2.1 release on several of our externally facing corporate web pages at Pocket.
But that might be changing soon. For the last week I’ve been researching respimage, a new performance enhanced variant of picturefill that is just as easy to implement but performs, from my informal tests, noticeably faster than the original. As Scott Jehl, one of the contributors to respimage argues, respimage is “simply a picturefill on steroids”. I’ve already switched this site to respimage, and if the setup remains stable I’ll likely do the same over at Pocket.