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CSS Sprites and IE/Win Flicker Issue

The front page of Digg have an article today about Using Sprites with CSS pointing to an article on Informit, What are CSS Sprites?

Have a look at the original article [by Dave Shea] published on A List Apart, CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death.

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 SimpleBitsFlicker-Free PGA.com.

  1. I thought the issue involved the fact that IE doesn't cache CSS images. So everytime you roll over the image and use css to change it, it's not cached and has to load it all over again. You can change this on the server by telling IIS to send headers to make IE cache it regardless. This behaviour is changed in IE 7.

  2. I thought the issue involved the fact that IE doesn't cache CSS images. So everytime you roll over the image and use css to change it, it's not cached and has to load it all over again. You can change this on the server by telling IIS to send headers to make IE cache it regardless. This behaviour is changed in IE 7.

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