How the new HTML 'Picture' element will make the Web faster | Ars Technica →

September 02, 2014 |

Scott Gilbertson on the new HTML Picture element, which will allow mobile devices to selectively load smaller-res images on websites:

Web developers recognized this problem very early on in the growth of what was called the "mobile" Web back then. So more recently, a few of them banded together to do something developers have never done before—create a new HTML element.

Fascinating story.