CSS Sprites are a great way to improve the performance of your site, by reducing the overall image weight as well as reducing the number of HTTP requests. The one major drawback however is maintaining the images and recompiling and uploading every time one of the sprites changes.
CSS Auto Sprites changes all that by automatically building the CSS sprite image from files in a directory as well as generating sample code or live minified (and Gzipped) CSS for you to use.
If you want to change one sprite, you simple replace it in the directory and the sprite and CSS is updated automatically. Don’t need an image any more, then just remove it and again everything is updated.
Works with PNG, GIF and JPG files maintains transparency and colors when present. Images can be organized into folders to make maintenance and use even easier.
Copy a single file to your server and by using some simple URL parameters, you can be generating CSS Sprite images and CSS code immediately.
Simple to use and fully documented is ready for any PHP based website.
Requires PHP 4.3.2 or higher. Best quality and performance with PHP 5.1.3 or higher.