Icons and sprites
If your site uses 50 icons you don’t want 50 HTTP requests. You want to merge those icons into one single image, an icon sprite, reference it as a CSS background-image and control the background-position so only the relevant icon is visible.
Manually creating sprites is super boring. What you want is a robot that creates it for you and gives you all the X and Y position values while keeping them up-to-date if any new icons are added.
- What are sprites.
- Why would I want it.
- How do you do it
- Image replacement techniques
- http://iconizr.com/ & https://github.com/jkphl/iconizr