The company has announced its LCD panel type 5 — a 5-inch full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display packing a Retina-busting 443 ppi (just trumping LG’s similar 440 ppi LCD). An outcome of its layer-reducing CG-Silicon technology, the smartphone-targeted screen goes into full-scale production this month and will be shown off at CEATEC Japan this very week.
My question is, what does this mean for how we design sites and apps? Will this force us even more to think about design as a CSS based design. Will it crush battery life? Will data loads be more insane than some already are?
My first take on this is just that. As designers we’ll need to consider the design to be as close to 100% CSS based as possible. Where it can’t be, then .svg would be the next answer. Make it so that the ONLY true “images” that get downloaded to a site are photographs. Yet another challenge in the ever changing world of web design.
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