As YSlow and Google Page Speed say those 2 sprites dont load up (which is what i want) however all the speed test tools like pingdom.com say those sprite do load on on that page http://tools.pingdom.com/default.asp?ur … id=1558364
So who is telling the truth ?
Just want to know, do sprites download even if that page doesnt have any of the images thats in a sprite ?
in theory, the image won’t load if it’s in your CSS file, but isn’t requested on your page. I would be very surprised if a modern browser automatically loaded every image in the CSS file, before checking the site code. You should be fine IMO.