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Learn how to use CSS sprites the way Yahoo! and AOL do it to improve page load times

January 20, 2010

From the website:

CSS Sprites: How Yahoo.com and AOL.com Improve Web Performance

Summary: Learn how AOL and Yahoo! use CSS sprites to improve performance for their busy home pages. CSS sprites save HTTP requests by using CSS positioning to selectively display composite background images. To maximize accessibility and usability, CSS sprites are best used for icons or decorative effects.

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