Version 0.2.8 – CSS Sprites

The new version adds experimental support for CSS sprites. This reduces the page load times (when applicable) and improves the Google’s page speed and Yahoo’s Yslow scores. There is also a set of back-end code which allows sprites to be created to fit one’s needs (if you have only six flags and not 40, why use a 12k image?). This is not yet available – but we can give the correct files to anyone who needs them, just contact us or comment on this post. We would also like to specially thank Marek Fišer for his help with the css which allowed us to get rid of the now useless blank.gif, not only in the css files but also in the translation interface.

A few bugs were fixed in this version, ranging from using livewriter to the problem with returning to the original language in the widget, the change log is your friend here.

Another request – please use our trac ( to file bugs, this helps us (and you) get better responses and tracking on bugs progress, and also allows us to avoid duplicate work.

We hope you’ll enjoy this release.

CSS sprites coming

The next version, which is coming at the end of next week will include support for css sprites for the flag widget. This have advantages in terms of speed and number of requests made to the web server. The code is already active on this site and we would appreciate that you let us know of any issues you encounter on the client side (non standard browsers – IE6, etc).

Anyone that want to take the code for a spin, is more than welcomed to contact us to get the pre-release code.