CSS-Tricks #43: How to Use CSS Sprites
CSS Sprites have been a hot topic for a long time now. The fact is that each image on a web page is a separate server request and you can dramatically increase the performance of a page by combining images and reducing that number of requests. In this screencast I’m going to show you how to do exactly that, by taking what would be 8 different images and combining them into one. As an added bonus, we then expand the idea with jQuery and build ourselves a little accordion widget.