Always trying to better my skills and try new things I’ve been fiddling with various ways to approach CSS Sprite creation including JS solutions, which are just way to complicated for me at this point to even wrap my head around.
This week a coworker overheard me talking with a designer about sprites and remembered this neat application.
I took it for a spin and man it’s worth the small investment of 25$.
The big question now is how long does it take you to create sprites and what’s your time worth to you?
Here are some ways you can start tomorrow:
- I’d recommend using a developer tool within your browser to start off.
- If you’re using Firefox you gotta go with Firebug, which to date is my favorite tool.
- If you’re using Chrome, Safari or the super amazing Internet Explorer than you should use their own developer tools.
- See how things work.
But if you wish to start off even more basic. Pop open the source code and than take a look at the .js file(s) included in the source code.
For me, reading the intro to a few books has given me a little bit of a foundation to have a nice starting point to a least have a small idea as to what things like
Here’s what I have in my bookshelf:
I am going to attempt to cover another basic concept in my next post.
So this is not the topic I was planning on covering, but I finally read something that made it click. The DOM is nothing more than a family tree. With the
<html> tag being the parent to everything on a webpage. Than you’ve got all the kids and their kids and their kids kids. Who needs ancestry dot com when you’ve got the DOM.