by @jm3 · aka John Manoogian3

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Responsive Image Directory Structure

Posted at — Jul 11, 2019

My first version of a responsive image directory structure looks like the following. I used this structure because I wanted to keep non-responsive image assets, like UI chrome images, separate from the batch-processed, responsive fan-out image assets. BUT! It turns out that I have so few non-responsive, non-“art” images that I don’t know if all this was worth it.

The reason for the unusual “art” image folder name, vs. the more common “img/” or “images/” is that it seemed more clean to keep my high-res web-ready responsive original images completely out of the webserver’s purview, in a higher level directory, hence they are not in static/ or a subdirectory thereof.

Instead, gulp processes the root-level art/ directory and saves its derivative images into static/art, which is git-ignored, since the CI-deployment bastion host will re-build all the images from source at deploy time.

Pre-fan-out, before gulp-responsive runs:

hi-res originals, versioned in git, not available to hugo webserver

├── mies-plano-winter.jpg
├── mr-div-neon-landscape-vaporwave.jpg
└── vaporwave-firefox.jpg

gulp-responsive outputs its variation images here:

responsively-sized, git-ignored, available to hugo webserver in dev

├── mies-plano-winter-1000.jpg
├── mies-plano-winter-1200.jpg
├── mies-plano-winter-1600.jpg
├── mies-plano-winter-600.jpg
├── mies-plano-winter-800.jpg
├── mr-div-neon-landscape-vaporwave-1000.jpg
├── mr-div-neon-landscape-vaporwave-1200.jpg
├── mr-div-neon-landscape-vaporwave-1600.jpg
├── mr-div-neon-landscape-vaporwave-600.jpg
├── mr-div-neon-landscape-vaporwave-800.jpg
├── vaporwave-firefox-1000.jpg
├── vaporwave-firefox-1200.jpg
├── vaporwave-firefox-1600.jpg
├── vaporwave-firefox-600.jpg
└── vaporwave-firefox-800.jpg