This is a guest post by James Duval of Greensplash.
The proliferation of devices that can be used to connect to the Internet has not only drastically changed the way that most people interact with the web, but has created a whole new set of challenges for designers.
Web design in the age of tablets, smartphones, games consoles, PCs and laptops (where soon even your fridge and your bathroom scales will be connected) involves far more than simply resizing content so that it can display on different screens. Screens with same physical dimensions often differ substantially in pixel densities, meaning that relying on static measurements is no longer an adequate benchmark for design.
Rather, as designers we need to create content and sites that have the same usability across devices and are truly viewable across screens. To do this we have to get to grips with how content changes from one format to the next, and how we use images are of fundamental importance to how we do that.