Everybody knows how to set up a favicon.ico link in their HTML:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://hi.org/icon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
But it’s silly that for only a several-byte-tiny icon we need yet yet another potentially speed-penalizing HTTP request.
So I wondered, how could I make that favicon part of a usable sprite (e.g.
background-position=0px -200px;) that doubles as say a logo in the rest of the website, in order to speed up the site and save that precious and valuable HTTP request. How can we get this to go into an existing sprite image along with our logo and other artworks?