Week 13 Summary

18 Dec

We learned about spites. “An image sprite is a collection of images put into a single image.” One of the main reasons to use an image sprite is to reduce the load time on multiple images. Very cool and interesting.


Click here to read a great article I found explaining image sprites.

“Think of CSS Sprites as an extension of that technique. The difference is that instead of just two or three images being combined into one, you can combine an unlimited number of images into one. The origin of the term “sprites” comes from old school computer graphics and the video game industry. The idea was that the computer could fetch a graphic into memory, and then only display parts of that image at a time, which was faster than having to continually fetch new images. The sprite was the big combined graphic. CSS Sprites is pretty much the exact same theory: get the image once, shift it around and only display parts of it, saves the overhead of having to fetch multiple images.” (source)

Website update:

  1. http://bcts-potomac.aacc.edu/artClass1/05/final-project/bc_homepage.html
  2. http://bcts-potomac.aacc.edu/artClass1/05/final-project/bc_homepage1.html

Click the above links to see how the website is coming along. As you can tell with the first one, I am having some difficulty. The second one, is images only. I need to add code for the banner, the main image with the text overlay and the titles on the three feature images.


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