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Interesting Google Technique – CSS Sprites

November 21st, 2008 By: brian

As I was browsing today, I noticed an interesting technique in use on the Google search results page. The innocent and plain logo at the top left is actually a single image file made up of multiple images which then are made visible by the CSS for each placement:
This is presumably for optimization. Every little bit counts when you serve up 20 bazillion hits a minute.

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