As I was browsing the web for WordPress news the other day I came across this post by Gravatar announcing the fact that they’ve updated their entire website and service for Apple’s new Retina Displays. In case you’re unaware, Apple recently released the next generation MacBook Pro with the same retina display they premiered on the iPhone 4 and iPad. This impressive new technology means that more people than ever before (and soon everyone with a mac) will be viewing the web through a much crisper, cleaner lens. A lens with over 5 million pixels actually. That’s more than most HD TV’s!
What does this mean for you? Well in this case it means that if you’re using Gravatar to sync your profile picture across multiple websites, individuals viewing that Gravatar profile image may be seeing something of less than impressive quality.
With this Gravatar update however, you are now able to increase the size and resolution of the images you use – up to 2084px! – resulting in beautiful profile images to match those new beautiful retina displays making their way out into the market.
Do you have a retina display? Are there other services, sites, or apps that you’ve come across that could us a similar upgrade? Tell us all about it in the comments below.