The graphics were meshed together in a way that was easier to handle than multiple images. And well, now they have this nostalgic appeal. I can’t watch this without a smile.
As old as 10 years ago (already? :-O) A list apart published an amazing article on how to use this same idea to reduce the amount of browser petitions for images. That article is wonderful, but apart (hehe) from that, it urges people to think creatively!
Long story short, this is going to be a post on how to create a CSS sprite image and stylesheet with 100 lines of python.