use background-size:cover on related images
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from: nirzar

A small fix if we can do in the future for the thumbnails (see attachment)

If we use background-size:cover;

The layout looks much better, less odd white spaces on left side. i couldn't find if some browsers don't support that property.

Also it will reduce the overhead of figuring out portrait and landscape and one more class related to that.

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Here [1] is the compatibility table. Mobile browsers don't seem to support this feature well.

[1] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/background-size

The support is good enough provided the fallback is the status quo.

This is actually technically a Cards issue, not Related Articles, I think.

Change 259193 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jhobs):
Use background-size:cover for thumbnails

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/259193

Change 259193 merged by jenkins-bot:
Use background-size:cover for thumbnails

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/259193

Jdlrobson closed this task as Resolved.Dec 15 2015, 1:21 AM

Unless the image is square it'll be scaled up when using background-size: cover;. The image being requested is still 80px wide, and thus looks blurry when not a square (very often). You'll either have to query again once you have the image dimensions, or just request for a larger image and hope for the best.

If there a way to get image proportions without requesting the image data, then you're in luck .

@Prtksxna has a point. I'd suggest we use a bigger thumb to avoid the blur. @Nirzar can you review and open a card with suggested image dimensions?

@Jdlrobson Definitely. I will create another card for image quality with spec. we can sign off on this one meanwhile.