CSS sprite sheet editor for Mac OS X
An important tool for every web designer
Improve your visitors’ experience
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.
Simplify your work
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.
Creating spritesheet with specific assets for Retina screens is not a problem: simply mark your @2x images as Retina.
Quick Sprites simplifies your workflow, generating scaled-down images for normal resolution displays. If you want to control every pixel of your icons, you can provide two images for the same CSS selector.
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.