CSS sprites revisited

Like the author suggests, when deadlines are tight I can get lax on proper CSS sprite usage. Author Niels Matthijs helps remedy this problem with some best practices. I’m not entirely onboard with this article, as there’s heavy usage of LESS and Sass, two CSS preprocessing languages I have decidedly mixed feelings about. Nevertheless, I really liked the first section of this article which deals with splitting out the sprite in Photoshop, and the LESS/Sass material later on at least gets one thinking about sprites more programmatically.