High-resolution displays are common these days. Most of the manufacturers are completely switched to HD Displays. The term Retina Display introduced by Apple, all apple products are running high-resolution retina displays.
High-resolution displays are a headache when it comes to website development. We were using optimised images in websites for better loading time. In retina displays, low resolution images looking pretty bad and cluttered. High-Resolution Images increases the page loading time, it is bad for search engines.
We were looking for some real solution to solve this retina display issue. We have found a number of jQuery plugins to Solve this issue. Most of these plugins are using an alternate High-resolution images to do the magic. Basically, these plugins are Switching image to high resolution when needed.
These plugins Solve the resolution issue but sill the page load time is not exactly optimised. At this moment, there is no real solution for this. You can see the complete list of jQuery Retina Display Plugins below. these might help solve your problems.
retina.js makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices with retina displays.
jQuery Retina Plugin
A jQuery plugin for swapping out images with images scaled for retina displays.
jQuery Retina Display Plugin
Automatically loads high resolution versions of your images (if they exist) on high resolution displays.
Dense is a jQuery plugin for serving retina-ready, high pixel ratio images with ease. Small, ease-to-adapt, yet very customizable and works cross-browser. With Dense, your content images get support for data-ratiox attributes and Apple’s retina image naming convention.
A very lightweight plugin to lazy load images for jQuery or Zepto.js.
jQuery plugin to make images load the smallest possible version of itself required for the current viewport size. See it as media queries for img tags.
HiDPI (Retina) Display jQuery Plugin
A plugin to swap images depending on whether the screen is in a HiDPI (Retina) mode.
Responsive Lazy Loading plugin for JQuery. BttrLazyLoading uses a naming convention @2x to display Retina images when the option is enabled.
Foresight.js was originally introduced when the first iPad with Retina display was announced in 2012. It helped solve the problem of providing the optimal image for the device, with the goal to decrease image loading time, and to not waste bandwidth.
A stupidly simple jQuery retina image plugin.
Make It Retina
The plugin runs only when the website is visited by a device with retina display (iPad, iPhone, MacBook Pro Retina etc…).