May 2013

Greetings from Karelia Software!

Quick Intro: Retina Displays and Graphics

When Apple introduced a new generation of super-clear, crisp displays (a.k.a. monitors or screens) known the world over now as Retina displays, it is likely that the first reaction many people had was “WOW, that’s an incredible screen!”

In that vein, it is fair to guess that a popular second thought may have been “how did they make it so much crisper?” or something along that line of thinking.

Since one of the leading features of the latest update to Sandvox is Retina optimization, we thought you might appreciate a little introduction to the magic behind Retina displays and graphics AND how it impacts website authors.

Step-by-step: Optimize for Retina

Now that we’ve given a little introduction to the magic behind Retina displays, and how Retina graphics differ from “regular” graphics, let’s get to work. What’s that, you ask? Well, we’re going to show you how Sandvox can now help you make a Retina-ready website right here.

You’ll need to have the latest Sandvox update (to version 2.8) installed in order to walk through this short, easy, step-by-step example scenario. It features a photographer’s small business website.

So, if you haven’t done it already — take a couple of minutes to download the latest update, and get it installed so you can explore these features and tools in Sandvox as you read this step-by-step guide to creating a website that is optimized for Retina displays.

See you in the Sandvox!