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CSS Sprite Management with Gulp, Part 2

February 11, 2016 | Front-End
Previously on [CSS Sprites with Gulp](https://www.bignerdranch.com/blog/css-sprite-management-with-gulp/), we learned how to automatically generate a sprite sheet and accompanying CSS from a folder of images. That’s a great first step, but there’s a lot more we can do.
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CSS Sprite Management with Gulp

October 25, 2015 | Front-End

CSS sprites provide the ability to pack multiple small images into a single file, which is then used as a background on multiple HTML elements. By simply defining the dimensions of the container and shifting the background position around, you’re able to achieve image-based styling globally with just one HTTP request. For larger sites, particularly e-commerce, this technique can reduce those requests by the dozens.

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A Look At Twitter Bootstrap 3

September 9, 2013 | Front-End

The folks behind the popular Bootstrap framework recently announced the release of Bootstrap 3. Since its original release two years ago, Bootstrap has grown into an indispensable tool for scores of developers, and while it’s a tool for rapid prototyping, it’s also on the front end of thousands of production websites.

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Responsive Sites With Foundation

September 2, 2013 | Front-End

Things are changing rapidly for front-end developers. It seems that every day someone is releasing a brand new framework, bootstrap, boilerplate or some other convenience meant to get our projects up and running as quickly as possible. And with Responsive Web Design (RWD) being the hot topic that it is, even more are being released to cater to responsive’s specific needs.

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