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  1. This would be a killer-feature, if implemented right! Do not underestimate the power of live-notifications.
  2. Hi again! I don't have time (or motivation) to maintain this mod. That's why it's free. I might look into IPB 3.2/3.3 compatibility if there are enough demand, but don't expect new features. If someone else wants to take on development of this mod, please feel free!
  3. You can enable/disable the sprites individually if you click on "Manage sprites" in the menu. I will make this more clear in v.1.0.
  4. Do you right click on the icon by any chance? The image is changed to the original image on right clicks. This is a feature that allows your visitors to right click and save images. You find SQL logs here: System -> Logs -> SQL Error Logs Other things to try: - Build a sprite with only one image - Check is the webserver log, if you have access to it
  5. I visited your forum and the share icons seemed to work fine. Doesn't work for me either. 1. Is the topic sprite enabled? (disabled by default) 2. Is debug mode disabled? Could be a problem in the function that combines normal images into sprite images. Replace /admin/applications_addon/other/css_sprites/sources/func_combine.php with the attached file. It might expose important PHP warnings. Also, check "SQL Error Logs" for DB-problems. func_combine.php
  6. Yes, just add the URL of each emoticon to the list of normal images. There are some limitations however, animated images won't work. You can found optimized configurations for the standard skin in this post: Just copy and paste.
  7. The beta version has been submitted to IPS Marketplace. It will hopefully be approved soon. Download page: Don't forget to report bugs in support thread! :) Oh! And here are some configurations for the default skin. Just don't look at the configuration code for advanced images, you might get a headache ;) Sprite: Main - Normal images public/style_images/master/feed.png public/style_images/master/help.png public/style_images/master/loginmethods/facebook.png public/style_images/master/loginmethods/twitter.png # Global footer public/style_images/master/stats_time.png public/style_images/master/stats_server.png public/style_images/master/stats_database.png public/style_images/master/stats_compression.png # Sidebar public/style_images/master/sidebar_close.png public/style_images/master/comment_new.png public/style_images/master/sidebar_open.png public/style_images/master/comments.png public/style_images/master/user_comment.png public/style_images/master/locked_replies.png public/style_images/master/lock_small_gold.gif public/style_images/master/transmit_blue.png public/style_images/master/bell.png # Forum icons public/style_images/master/last_post.png # Topic icons public/style_images/master/t_read.png public/style_images/master/t_read_dot.png public/style_images/master/t_unread.png public/style_images/master/t_unread_dot.png public/style_images/master/t_hot_read.png public/style_images/master/t_hot_read_dot.png public/style_images/master/t_hot_unread.png public/style_images/master/t_hot_unread_dot.png public/style_images/master/t_poll_read.png public/style_images/master/t_poll_read_dot.png public/style_images/master/t_poll_unread.png public/style_images/master/t_poll_unread_dot.png public/style_images/master/t_closed.png public/style_images/master/t_moved.png # Topic row icons public/style_images/master/topicpreview.png public/style_images/master/attachicon.gif public/style_images/master/textfield_rename.png public/style_images/master/award_delete.png public/style_images/master/lock.png public/style_images/master/lock_open.png public/style_images/master/award.png public/style_images/master/bullet_error.png public/style_images/master/transmit_small.png public/style_images/master/pm_nonew.png # Button images public/style_images/master/page_white_add.png # PM public/style_images/master/bin.png public/style_images/master/folder.png public/style_images/master/folder_add.png public/style_images/master/folder_edit.png public/style_images/master/folder_page.png public/style_images/master/email_go.png public/style_images/master/note_add.png public/style_images/master/pm_new.png public/style_images/master/pm_nonew.png # Unsorted public/style_images/master/dropdown.png public/style_images/master/new_post.png public/style_images/master/delete.png public/style_images/master/close_popup.png public/style_images/master/user_add.png public/style_images/master/user_delete.png public/style_images/master/user_popup.png public/style_images/master/opts_arrow.png public/style_images/master/email_open.png public/style_images/master/page_topic_magnify.png public/style_images/master/user_off.png public/style_images/master/report.png public/style_images/master/cross.png public/style_images/master/date.png public/style_images/master/user.png public/style_images/master/spammer_off.png public/style_images/master/profile/male.png public/style_images/master/warn_add.gif public/style_images/master/warn_minus.gif public/style_extra/cprofile_icons/profile_msn.gif public/style_images/master/user_edit.png public/style_images/master/user_green.png Sprite: Main - Advanced images Sprite: Topic view - Normal images Sprite: Topic view - Advanced images
  8. File Name: IPB CSS Sprites File Submitter: Hultenius. File Submitted: 11 Jan 2011 File Category: Performance Supported Versions: IP.Board 3.1.x Introduction IPB CSS Sprites is an application for Invision Power Board that allows you to create and use CSS sprites on your board. The configuration process is very easy, all you have to do is to list all images that you want in the CSS sprites and push a button, the application takes care of the rest. If you use the standard skin things get even easier since you will be provided with a finished and optimized configuration. Features Faster loading time The total loading time (not render time) for new visits will be vastly improved. Decreased server load Since fewer HTTP requests means less work for the web server, using CSS sprites will vastly decrease server load for busy boards. Slightly better SEO Google loves fast loading websites and use the speed as a small factor in their ranking algorithm. Slightly faster rendering All images that are included in a CSS sprite have fixed width and height. This will help the browser to render pages slightly faster. Instant hover effect Your buttons will not flicker when you move your mouse over them. Requirements IPB 3.1.x PHP 5.2 or newer PHP extensions: cURL, GD2 Installation . Known issues - Custom sprites cannot be created, yet - PNG-images of type grayscale-alpha are not supported - Animated images are not supported - Only one skin can be use css sprites - Old sprite images are not removed, fixed in 1.0 [*]Transfer the files to your IPB installation. [*]Log in to ACP, click on "Manage Applications & Modules" and install "CSS Sprites" (bottom of the page). [*]If some files/folders are not writable (you get a message), make them writeable (chmod 777). You might want to change the permission back to 644 for publicOutput.php after the installation if you care about security. But please note that you wont be able to use the auto-install hook feature if this file is not writable. [*]Configure the sprites. Optimized configurations for the standard skin (IPB 3.1.x) can be found here [url= here to download this file
  9. The application is ready for a beta release, but it might be a good idea to test it on a fresh install first :rolleyes:
  10. Sorry guys, I've been extremely busy lately and haven't touched the code for two months or so. But, I also have some good news. The project is not dead, the software will be released - for FREE! It will be released under GPL, so anyone else can continue to develop it. I plan to release it next sunday, 9th of january.
  11. I've tried the software on a live forum for a week now and the results are satisfying. The number of (useless) HTTP-requests and downloaded images are down with 40-50%. Using CSS sprites will probably decrease server load quite a bit on busy boards. The graph below shows some statistics for the last few days. Shouldn't be that hard to figure out when the software was installed... :rolleyes: Green bars: HTTP-requests Blue bars: Downloaded images Turquoise bars: Downloaded pages (roughly 1/6 are actual page views, the rest are dynamic JS/CSS files and search engines) Decreasing the server load is not the only benefit, you will also see [url=" loading times (not to confuse with render time!) and slightly better SEO (extremely small gain, but an improvement nonetheless). There are also some positive side-effects, like instant hover effect on buttons. The software is mostly done by now, just need to write some basic documentation, clean up the code and create a simple order homepage. I will also make sure it works with upcoming IPB 3.1.3. Just wait 1-2 more weeks!
  12. I feel... relieved :) Now I can stop guessing.
  13. For "normal" images with the good ol' <img>-tag, things are really easy. I'm working on a "suggester" right now that downloads pages as a guest/googlebot and gives suggestions. Should be easy enough for everyone and works with all skins. You won't get all images, but getting 50% of the images is still better than nothing. And you can always add more manually. CSS-images on the other hand are hard/time consuming to eliminate. I've added advanced settings so you can indeed eliminate almost all CSS-images, but it requires knowledge and time. You need to right align, left align, add margins, and sometimes repeat images. You also need to add image specific CSS-code. But the benefits can be worth it.
  14. I'm planning to release this as an IPB application. It will come with a fair price tag, somewhere around
  15. It depends on how you implement CSS sprites. You are in for trouble if you have to edit the skin files, that would be a nightmare. But there is a better solution! Look at my implementation above. It is more of an output filter. All you have to do is to list all images you want in the CSS sprite, and push a button! If you change an image, just push the button again and everything will be fine. Super-easy! You will never touch the skin files. As a bonus, this method also add width and height parameters to the <img>-tags, completing the DOM-tree and slightly improves the rendering time.