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CSS Sprites Are Essential For Blogger

So you have a blogger based website and you are probably going to notice that you have a ton of html requests from scripts to images to everything in between you are going to have a lot of requests and there is not a whole lot you can do to optimize a Blogger website but the one thing that never fails is a CSS sprite.

A CSS sprite is a collection of several images that are combined as one and you request each one via an Html tag. This is essential because instead of requesting 5 images you can request one and it shows the same content but fewer requests. If you do it this way, you are going to reduce the amount of requests the browser makes and the thing about modern browsers is they can only request so many URLs at the same time. So by doing so it will load faster not only that but it can save space if you compress the image correctly. I have taken a CSS sprite of the same images that were already compressed ran it through a compressor and they came out smaller than the other files together this means your website will load much faster and be lighter in size.

Remember in Html you want to shrink the size of images, reduce the Html requests, and combine your scripts that is key. CSS sprites are smaller and reduce the Html requests and the reason that they are imperative with blogger is because we can’t shrink the images like we can in Wordpress and there are not a lot of techniques we can do because we don’t have access to the ht access files or DNS and far more items. This is one of the few ways we can make the website load faster other than piling on more scripts that will affect the load time. Take static items from your websites such as your follow buttons, potentially share buttons, arrows for your slider, little arrows that allow you to return to the top of the page.

There are many online services that can help you create a CSS sprite. All you need to do is go to Google type in CSS sprite generator and thousands of results will come up. Start using this technique on all of your websites and I guarantee you will see an improvement in your load time.

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