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Jannik Wempe

Thanks for that awesome article giving a nice overview.

Would appreciate a full example combining a picture element for different screensizes, formats (WebP) and pixel densities. As far as i understood this article, that should be the best solution (adding CDN, lazy loading and so on...).

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Adrian Bece Author • Edited on

Thank you very much.

I've copied this directly from one of my projects. Hopefully, it will be helpful to you. In the article, I didn't want to overwhelm the users with the full example, but I might include it as a bonus.

<picture>
    <source srcset="./images/webp/hero-image-420-min.webp 1x, ./images/webp/hero-image-760-min.webp 2x" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 440px)">
    <source srcset="./images/minified/hero-image-420-min.png 1x, ./images/minified/hero-image-760-min.png 2x" media="(max-width: 440px)">
    <source srcset="./images/webp/hero-image-550-min.webp 1x, ./images/webp/hero-image-960-min.webp 2x" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 767px)">
    <source srcset="./images/minified/hero-image-550-min.png 1x, ./images/minified/hero-image-960-min.png 2x" media="(max-width: 767px)">
    <source srcset="./images/webp/hero-image-420-min.webp 1x, ./images/webp/hero-image-760-min.webp 2x" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 1023px)">
    <source srcset="./images/minified/hero-image-420-min.png 1x, ./images/minified/hero-image-760-min.png 2x" media="(max-width: 1023px)">
    <source srcset="./images/webp/hero-image-760-min.webp 1x, ./images/webp/hero-image-960-min.webp 2x" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 1919px)">
    <source srcset="./images/minified/hero-image-760-min.png 1x, ./images/minified/hero-image-960-min.png 2x" media="(max-width: 1919px)">
    <source srcset="./images/webp/hero-image-960-min.webp" type="image/webp">
    <source srcset="./images/minified/hero-image-960-min.png">
    <img  src="./images/minified/hero-image-960-min.png" alt="Example">
</picture>
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