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  • Rishi


    Hey everyone, first of all, my website is:

    It has around 25 HTML requests per load (without Super-Cache), and about 22 of them are for images called for by the style.css. I’ve created a sprite with all the images and the website I used ( also gave me some “rules.” I’m not very familiar with CSS, so I was wondering if someone could aid me in making the proper substitutions.

    For example, here’s a clip of some of my current style.css calling images:

    #searchform #s{
    	background: #ffffff url(images/form-field-bg.gif) no-repeat ;
    	height: 17px;
    	width: 148px;
    	margin: 6px 5px 0px 10px;
    	padding: 3px 7px 2px 5px;
    	color: #999999;
    	border: none;
    #searchform #searchsubmit {
    	background: url(images/search-btn.png) no-repeat left top;
    	height: 24px;
    	width: 24px;
    	border: none;
    	text-indent: -999%;
    	line-height: 1px;
    	margin-top: 6px;

    After generating my sprite using the aforementioned website, I received a list of “rules.” Among these were the following, which I think match up with the two CSS terms from earlier:

    .form-field-bg { background-position: -2348px -1364px; }
    .search-btn { background-position: 0 -1166px; }

    Also, the website told me not to forget to add a background rule reference to the sprite image like this:

    #container li {
       background: url(csg-4878343169917.png) no-repeat top left;

    All is where do I insert the reference to the sprite image… and how do I tell my style.css to use the parts of the sprite image rather than calling the images individually? Thank you!

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  • I am so glad I came across your post. I am stuck exactly where your post talks about. As usual, I see no post or replies. From what you posted, it looks like though, you are still using your original images in the URL line. I think these should be the sprite image you created on the generator page. Where I am stuck is how to incorporate the positions of each image in wordpress.

    Have you made any headway with this


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