Responsive Images — 6 Simple Ways

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Responsive Images using Bootstrap

If you’re using the Bootstrap framework in your project, you can use the .img-fluid class so that it scales with the parent element.

<img src="..." class="img-fluid" alt="Responsive image">

For more about responsive images in Bootstrap, see

Responsive Images using Foundation

Using Foundation? You’re already on your way to success! Unlike Bootstrap, Foundation provides support for truly responsive images. It uses the Interchange library to dynamically load responsive content that’s appropriate for the user’s device.

<img data-interchange="[assets/img/interchange/small.jpg, small], [assets/img/interchange/medium.jpg, medium], [assets/img/interchange/large.jpg, large]">

In the example above, we have three different sizes of image: one for small screens, one for medium, and one for large. Use the below format to set up a responsive image. The image will change automatically as the browser resizes. Learn more about Interchange here:

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  1. koma
    at 9:20 pm

    Can you do an example with `figcaption`? would the `picture` elements be before the `figcaption`element and all wrapped inside a `figure`? Thank you

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