Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Designing for Legacy Displays on a Retina Display

Josh Bryant:

Apple announced the new MacBook Pro with retina display. And almost everyone in the world got super excited and rushed to buy one. Except me. Why? Because I’m a designer. And being a designer on a 2x device would be really painful.

Bryant makes a bunch of solid points in this writeup, but I think it comes down to the way we currently design for Retina displays on legacy hardware: create, then test, and adjust accordingly.