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Explain the benefits of CSS sprites?

February 20, 2014

Most importantly there is a performance benefit as CSS sprites reduce page load time by minimizing HTTP requests for different images. Usually there is also an accessibility benefit as the code degrades gracefully and shows text to screen readers, search engines, and browsers without CSS. I also think that CSS sprites are easier to manage as you are working with one image instead of many small images. Finally, you should also know how to implement CSS sprites.