Yes, I borrowed the post’s title from this book but it is absolutely perfect for my subject.

I have been working on a project that uses large background images as an intrinsic part of the design. While I optimized the images so they load reasonable fast, I failed to consider that IOS might still deem them too large!  While all seemed to work fine  on IOS 8, an older iPad running IOS 7 failed to display the backgrounds, making the site unusable. The solution, of course, is to use media queries and smaller images. A guideline for background images can be found here: