Retina-Ready Website Design in Colorado Springs

Lately this is a term being thrown around a lot: Retina-ready websites. It gained in popularity once Apple announced its retina-ready screens on mobile devices and laptops.

From the Apple website

“When you pack so many pixels into a display — over 4 million on the 13‑inch model and over 5 million on the 15‑inch model — the results are positively stunning. The pixel density is so high, your eyes can’t discern individual pixels. Images take on a new level of realism. A spectacular 2560-by-1600 resolution on the 13‑inch MacBook Pro and an equally impressive 2880-by-1800 resolution on the 15‑inch MacBook Pro let you see more of your high-resolution images with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. And text


is so sharp, you’ll feel like you’re reading email, web pages, and documents on a printed page.”

So basically it boils down to image and text quality. Spectacular graphics and sharpness and readability. On devices that don’t feature a retina-ready display or screen, images and text may be slightly blurred upon zooming in, whereas on a retina-ready screen, the image and text will remain razor sharp. With retina-ready designs you basically upload several different versions of your images at different sizes and resolutions, so, when paired with a responsive design, they size down according to the screen size, and still look really sharp.