Use Sprites Wisely

Mike Morgan

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Vlad has good points about proper use of CSS sprites in his recent post on the subject as well as his comments on Ryan’s post.

In short, even the simplest sprite images can eat up massive amounts of system memory — 50MB to even 100MB per page or more. Perceived speed for your site is important but you should always be concerned about how sprites and other hacks can affect user experience.

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  1. dafi wrote on ::

    Wisely usage is recommended in webapps where HTTP requests are always (or very often) present but extreme care must be used in extensions where remote skins are very rare.

    I don’t like sprite usage to ‘pack’ images on extensions, some web-oriented techniques are unappropriated when used on extensions development

    just my two cents