How to add Retina Logo to your WordPress Website?
Choosing a WordPress Theme that includes this functionality as a default
What is a retinal image, and how does it work?
Some newer devices are equipped with “Retina Display,” which, as a result of its high pixel density screen, will make content appear sharper and more clear than ever before. You can include a retina-ready version of your logo in your theme to ensure that your logo is always visible on mobile devices.
What is the best way to include a retina logo image in my theme?
A retina logo image is the same as a normal logo image, except that it is twice the original size. Consider the following example: If one’s regular logo image is 100×100 pixels in size, the retina logo image needs 200×200 pixels.
The name you give to the retina image is significant. It needs to be named the same as the regular logo image but with the suffix @2x appended to the end.
If the regular logo image were named “logo.png,” the retina logo image would need to be named “email@example.com” to be compatible with retina displays.
You’ll also want to make sure that your regular logo image and your retina logo image are both located in the same WordPress Media Library folder. The quickest and most straightforward way to accomplish this is to upload the two image files to your Media Library simultaneously.
You can upload a retina logo image by going to Appearance > Customize > Logo & Header Settings in your WordPress dashboard.
Performance is not sacrificed to achieve the Retina Logo.
The majority of themes make use of libraries such as Retina JS, which checks to see if a high-resolution version of the logo is available on your server before using it. If a high-resolution variant of the logo is available, the script replaces the logo with it. In addition, there are some other themes. to display a high-resolution logo, and some CSS hacks are used.
When developing Astra, we used the HTML5 srcset attribute, which allowed browsers to request only the required logo file, resulting in reduced browser response time. You’ll be surprised at how straightforward the code is to read:
<div style="background: #f7f7f7; border-radius: 4px; color: #333; padding: 18px 15px; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <img src="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Logo-free-img.png" srcset="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/logo.png 1x, http://firstname.lastname@example.org 2x" /> </div>
What is the best way to include a Retina logo in WordPress without compromising performance?
Yes, website performance is now the most important aspect of a website’s overall design. It should load more quickly on mobile devices, desktop computers connected via Wi-Fi, or even mobile data connections. It is also important for SEO aspects, especially with the new Google Algorithms. Only when it is necessary, do we require a large Retina Logo! As a result, if I view your website from a screen with a normal pixel density, the logo will be displayed in its normal size. This can be accomplished through one of two methods:
Using a WordPress plugin such as WP Retina 2x, as we do in our Specular WordPress Theme, can improve the appearance of your website.