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Re: [css3-background] New use case for background-position-x (&y!)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 03:15:42 -0800
Message-ID: <4CD7DBDE.9050101@inkedblade.net>
To: Lee Kowalkowski <lee.kowalkowski@googlemail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 11/08/2010 01:36 AM, Lee Kowalkowski wrote:
> Hi,
>
> No idea if this is too late for the spec, I only just realised I
> wanted this.  Hopefully it will pick up browser support regardless.
>
> My use case has arisen from a card game I'm currently writing.  I
> decided to put all my playing cards into 1 graphic, x position defines
> rank, y position defines the suit, like a static CSS sprite.
>
> I give my playing card elements class names like "diamonds rank-10", I
> want to apply background-y depending on suit and background-x
> depending on rank, using _different_ class names.
>
> If I could do this, I'd only need to define 17 rules in my CSS file,
> instead of a rule for all 52 cards (I've already done this, I just
> think the 17 rules would look a lot better).

All the use cases I've seen so far are improved hacks for image
sprites. Which is something I think should be addressed directly,
not by making such hacks easier. IMO.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 8 November 2010 11:16:19 GMT

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