CSS Sprites and IE/Win Flicker Issue

Fri, Mar 10, 2006

The front page of "Digg (Digg)":http://www.digg.com/ have an article today about "Using Sprites with CSS (Using Sprites with CSS)":http://digg.com/design/Using_sprites_with_CSS pointing to an article on "Informit (Informit)":http://www.informit.com/, "What are CSS Sprites? (What are CSS Sprites?)":http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=447210&rl=1

Have a look at the original article [by "Dave Shea (Dave Shea)":http://www.mezzoblue.com/] published on "A List Apart (A List Apart)":http://www.alistapart.com/, "CSS Sprites: Image Slicing's Kiss of Death (CSS Sprites: Image Slicing's Kiss of Death)":http://www.alistapart.com/articles/sprites.

Well, the problem is that this technique suffer from the IE/Win Flicker which happens when background images are hovered. A better rollover technique is explained at "SimpleBits (SimpleBits)":http://www.simplebits.com/ - "Flicker-Free PGA.com (Flicker-Free PGA.com)":http://www.simplebits.com/notebook/2004/04/03/flickerfree_pgacom.html.