I’m busy with my new template and just finished the design. Now I’m ready to build the template and I did made a image-sprite of “all” images in my template.
But i do want to know what the buyers think of it. Because maybe it’s easier to edit images that are separate and image-sprites are much more complicated to edit.
Or should we make only sprites for one particular button for a normal and hover state?
Just curious because maybe a template with a image sprite will be sell less because it’s more complicated to edit?
i prefer to use a big sprite image for all small elements, BUT i think its a little bit difficult to edit the theme for a normal buyer, because in some places you should also change the css..
So suggest you to use sprites for particular images like a form button for hover and active state and etc.. i think i help you
Good luck with your template:)
Thanks for you input!
This shouldn’t affect your sales that much (unless certain buyer will check coding with firebug or another code inspector before buying and notices this), but it will be a nightmare to edit. Many buyers like to customize templates, so I’d stick with just making image sprites for buttons etc.
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If you really want to use css sprites here is a solution i personally like: http://css-tricks.com/css-sprites-workflow/
As far as buyers go you will confuse a lot of newbies which could result in a lot more support questions. So make sure to cover the css sprites in the documentation and to offer links to extra documentation on them if you use them.
I don’t think I will use them because they reduce the ease of editing the template and that’s a big no no for the reason above. If someone is really concerned about the load time then they can use an online service to generate the sprite.
Ok, thanks all.
I think this is enough input for now