Quick Sprites helps Web Developers to Optimize their Websites
August 29, 2011 in Web Design
[prMac.com] Guastalla, Italy - Tellini today is pleased to announce the release of Quick Sprites 1.1 on the Mac App Store. Quick Sprites simplifies the creation and maintenance of CSS sprite sheets that enable you to optimize your websites.
A sprite sheet is a single image that combines many smaller ones. CSS sprites help reduce the number of HTTP requests that the browser needs to do in order to load and render a web page. This is a valuable technique that will make your web pages faster and potentially gain a better ranking on search engines.
Quick Sprites automatically packs your images so that the resulting sprite sheet uses the smallest possible area. Since the browser must to decompress the image in order to use it, the smaller its area, the less memory it'll need. Quick Sprites can also further optimize the resulting image, saving extra bandwidth.
One of the biggest drawbacks in using CSS sprites during the development of a website is that it takes time to create the sprite sheets, and most importantly, keep them up-to-date. Indeed, when a site evolves you might need to replace some icons, add new ones or remove those you don't need anymore. This means editing the sprited image to make room for the new assets, reorganizing its layout if you care about optimal performances, updating your CSS stylesheets... All this tedious work can be delegated to Quick Sprites, enabling you to focus on what's most important: creating interesting and beautiful websites.
If you never considered adding CSS sprites to your workflow because of the extra work involved in maintaining them, with Quick Sprites you won't have any excuse left not to optimize your websites.
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 0.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Quick Sprites 1.1 is $8.99 (or the equivalent in other currencies) and its available on the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.
Simone Tellini began developing commercial and shareware applications about 10 years ago on Amiga computers. Not afraid to move on to different platforms, he switched to Windows for some time. Eventually, he couldn't resist the charm of Mac OS X and, since 2005, Simone develops shareware games and utilities for this fine operating system. Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Simone Tellini. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.