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CSS Sprites: What They Are, Why They’re Cool, and How To Use Them

# Linked to 30 October 2009, 03:25 in by Kevin Holesh

The name might be a little misleading, because sprites aren’t little images like you might be picturing, a sprite is actually one big image.

This article will show you how to use CSS Sprites to cut down on HTTP requests and improve the efficiency of your web page. Also, it suggests the handy tool SpriteMe to automate the heavy calculations and eliminate the need for Photoshop.

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Kevin Holesh

Kevin Holesh is a freelance web designer and usability guru. He blogs at I Love Usability and you can follow him on Twitter @kevinholesh.