For almost 20 years I’ve been building websites with the assumption that photos and diagrams didn’t need to be “print quality.” In fact, it’s a normal part of my day to make web images as crappy as I can get away with — to optimize download speed. That’s all over now. John Gruber: “The [new] iPad display is so good that it shows, like no device before it, just how crummy most images on the web are.”
So I’ve got some work to do: hundreds of lo-res, highly compressed images on PainScience.com are simply going to look like ass on the new iPad. And iPad traffic to my site has gone from “some” to “massive” over the last year.