After watching a recent video posted by Google Chrome Developers on YouTube, I wanted to blog about using the “srcset” attribute in the “img” tag in your HTML code to make more web developers aware of this easy-to-use/add code that will help your website. Definitely make sure to watch the video and check out the example HTML code using “srcset” in an “img” tag all down below.
Reduce image size: use srcset to automatically choose the right image (from Google Chrome Developers YouTube channel)
So to implement the “srcset” attribute into your “img” tag all you need to do is use the HTML as in the below example.
As stated in the above video, the web browser will do all of the hard work as it will decide what image best fits on the website and if the web browser doesn’t support “srcset” then it will default to the image in the “src” attribute. Need more information about “srcset”? Then check out MDN’s documentation on responsive images.
After watching the above video, I came across another recent YouTube video that had a conference talk focused on modern image delivery techniques and what can be done to images to speed to up websites. I thought the presenter had some good informative points that all web developers should know about.
Fast and Beautiful Modern Image Delivery Techniques (from Coding Tech YouTube channel)
There are a lot of free online resources, including tutorials and courses. I put together a list of websites that offer free online courses that I wanted to share with others, hoping to help others. If you know of other websites that offer free online courses, please leave a comment. These websites are geared more toward courses on technical topics and coding/programming.
Here’s a quick tip that I thought would be helpful for others (and myself in case I forget in the future). I needed to take a screenshot of a website in the Chrome web browser and I remembered there was an option in the Dev Tools to do this but I couldn’t find it.
So I searched around online and found an answer, which is pretty simple and quick without having to install any extensions. Here’s what to do:
Open the Dev Tools (hitting the F12 key)
Press the “Ctrl”, “Shift” and “P” keys at the same time
Scroll down the list and find the light purple “Screenshot” rectangles and click the one with “Capture full size screenshot”
A prompt will come up asking you where to save the screenshot and you are done
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