Yesterday, the structure of the web changed. As millions of sites updated to WordPress 4.4 "Clifford", a line was drawn, then crossed, and the web as we know it moved forward in a fundamental way. As of December 8th, 2015, a significant portion of the images published on the web suddenly became responsive. And with this move, the theory of paving the cowpaths of the web to bring standards forward took on a whole new meaning. Setting a Standard The significance of this change lies as much in its subtlety as in its impact. And much of this is the result of the work of the Responsive Images Community Group, or RICG, who created the Responsive Images standard and helped build it into WordPress. For the average user, this evolution is seamless, barely noticeable. But for web hosts, web developers, and web users, it has an impact that cannot be overstated. In simple terms, the way we add images to our web pages has changed: Every website powered by WordPress 4.4 now serves the browser with a list of images of different sizes and allows the browser to pick the most appropriate size based on screen resolution and display width. This means we humans no longer have to think about "retina-ready"
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