My site is hosted in Australia. When I run a "pingdom" test on it, the sexybookmarks' main image, shr-sprite.png, is listed as being 212.1KB in size and adding 3.8 seconds to my page loading time.
Considering I only use a handful of the social media icons in that image, this is a wasteful method of displaying them.
I realize this may save on some coding, but in today's impatient world, this single image ads over 20% of wait time for a potential reader and thus hurts my site's performance.
I would really appreciate a change to this method that will speed things up.