Knowing that size matters, Oyster releases bigger, better photos

by Oyster Staff on November 19, 2010

Oyster's new user interface

At Oyster, we’re constantly trying to innovate with our customers in mind. We want to make sure we’re always delivering the best experience and best product possible to you, because without you, there’d be no us. So we’re constantly examining how people are using our site and considering things we can do to make the experience that much better for you.

During the last 18 months we’ve noticed one very important trend: People’s monitors are getting bigger. Much bigger! So when we thought about what we could do to give you a better experience, one obvious thing popped into  our minds – give you even bigger photos!

We know that you love our photos. So what we do now is simple: We detect the resolution of your monitor, and then we deliver a photo that’s as big as possible. When looking at our maps, the same technology applies: The bigger your monitor, the more map you’ll see. Over the coming weeks and months we plan to extend this to other parts of the site as well.

The image above gives you some idea of the change, but just go ahead and trust us: It’s bigger, better, and badder (in a good way)!

Please send us feedback on what you think!

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Guillermo Vitori November 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Best part of Oyster are the photos, great job guys!

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