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UI Developer, UX Designer, Data Viz.

I live in the exurbs of Minneapolis, MN with my wife, dog, cat, chickens, three daughters and lots of white-tailed deer.

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comment Reponsive Web Design : Does it download the same amount of data on every device?
Well, that would save the mobile the extra download, but the desktop would then download both (which is less of a problem). What's really crazy is that it's entirely determined by how the client interprets the CSS - if they get really smart, they can fully calculate the rule cascade and then only download the "winning" background-image, but that might slow rendering. I'm guessing that now they do a quick parse of the CSS to see what elements aren't displayed at all before deciding what resources to request, rather than drilling down to each style attribute before requesting.
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comment Reponsive Web Design : Does it download the same amount of data on every device?
@DBUK Indeed. According to that test, when both background style rules are behind media queries, only the low-res is downloaded, it's only when the high-res is the default style rule and is then overridden by a media query that it both are downloaded. Basically, it's complicated!
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revised Reponsive Web Design : Does it download the same amount of data on every device?
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comment Reponsive Web Design : Does it download the same amount of data on every device?
@DBUK Thanks for the correction - I had been wavering on stating "will not download" vs. "may not download" in previous edits to this post. Updated my answer to be more accurate.
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