CSS Sprites

CSS Sprites are a means of combining multiple images into a single image file for use on a website, to help with performance.

Sprite may seem like a bit of a misnomer considering that you’re create a large image as opposed to working with many small ones, but the history of sprites, dating back to 1975, should help clear things up.

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