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#263688 03/28/2020 2:29 PM
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Ruben #263689 03/28/2020 2:36 PM
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Your browser does not download them multiple times. Check your browser cache.

They are customizable layout images. And are customized per each forum custom style or per each website's custom design.

UBB.threads is also already using for Icon Fonts from https://fontawesome.com/

Icon fonts are similar to sprites in that the achieve the same thing: combining multiple images into a single request.
https://fontawesome.com/icons?d=gallery

How to use:
https://fontawesome.com/how-to-use/on-the-web/referencing-icons/basic-use


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Ruben #263690 03/28/2020 2:53 PM
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In addition, those are POST ICONS. And they can easily be added/removed.

Control Panel > Images & Icons > Post Icons

[Linked Image]

Image Sprites are a collection of images put into a single image.
https://css-tricks.com/css-sprites/

This is not appropriate usage for easy customization of Post Icons, Graemlins, Avatars, Forum Images, News Images, and Moods, where a forum owner would want to replace one or two images with their own custom image/images to fit their forum presentation. Especially if a single page was displaying 5 of sprites from a package of 100. All of those colorful 100 sprites would need to be downloaded when just 5 of them were needed.

CSS Sprites animation -
https://itnext.io/creating-css-animations-using-sprite-sheet-47e2b7a3793c

Now dump your 50 gifs in to that and have all of their animations in that single file.

Does this even make sense to do smile


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Ruben #263698 03/29/2020 3:34 PM
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Understood isaac.
Just being anal looking at gtmatrix and pindom and thought maybe you had a resolution you were already aware of.
The images are extremely small and the owner would have a concern with a rating of F.
I am okay with it.

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Ruben #263700 03/29/2020 3:41 PM
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These validation tools are created for the vast majority of cases; this for example would be a recommendation for static content websites where things seldomly change and the users don't have access to multiple layouts, and not web forum where there are different styles, moods, icons, avatars, animations, etc are involved.


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