Learning About CSS Sprites

CSS Sprites are a method of improving web site performance borrowing an image optimization technique from video games – the sprite. This technique was ported to web development around 2003 and a decade later its still a strong practice to be using. Using sprites on your website requires a few steps, from building your sprite image to using it in your style sheet.

One of the key advantages of CSS sprites is that it replaces image slices and javascript, still providing the benefit, but requires just CSS. If you want to get started with CCS sprites, here where I suggest you begin:


And a neat tool for finding x-y coordinates on a CSS sprite image

3 thoughts on “Learning About CSS Sprites”

  1. Thanks for sharing the info. Alos good links especially the tool on how to find x and y co-ordinates in a CSS sprite. Usually I was using photoshop to find x and y but this is handy.

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