Monthly Archives: January 2012

Colour grouping 8-bit CSS sprites

It’s reasonably well known that Fireworks can create alpha-transparent 8-bit png files (so can various other widgets but curiously, still not Firework’s celebrity sibling, Photoshop). That’s an awesome trick, because they’re generally about a third of the size of 32-bit – however they are limited to 256 colours, which won’t work for CSS-spriting most designs.Continue Reading