Google have recently released version 38 of the Chrome browser. These updates come along quite frequently, but this one does contain a more than usually interesting feature.
Chrome 38 is the first browser to support the new <picture> HTML element. This element is an elegant solution to one of the problems of responsive design. The idea is quite simple – a developer can specify different images to be displayed depending on the screen size of the target device. So, a phone gets a smaller version of an image than a desktop would, or (and this is really neat) it could get a completely different image. This can be coded right in the HTML, and removes the need to send multiple versions of a file to a client. The result is neatness and also saved bandwidth.
Firefox and Internet Explorer are expected to implement the new element soon.