Stefan Kecskes

Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching

Image sprites using CSS only

What are image sprites and why should I use them? Web pages these days have many images. They are also called multimedia rich web pages. It may take a long time to load all of them. Each image means a server request from browser. Did you know that browsers these days download concurrently only 6 resources? That means that browser will start to download next resource only when one of the resources is fully downloaded and the slot is empty for next resource.