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  • Miguel Ángel
    Participant

    Why does the theme needs to download this dummy .png (css-sprite.retina.png) that weights more than 240 KB!! ??
    Things like this makes your web’s seo go to hell…

    If it helps, I have deactivated the responsive feature.

    Thanks


    Miguel Ángel
    Participant

    Hi again

    Why after 18 hours I haven’t received any answer meanwhile other recent questions are being answered???


    Tom ( Support)
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    It is all the retina artwork and saves load time overall combined as a sprite. The file is used for retina devices, it displays the appropriate retina icon when viewed on a retina display. However, an alternative method is on it’s way.

    Kind regards,
    Tom


    Miguel Ángel
    Participant

    Thanks Tom for your answer.

    I perceive that this sprite doesn’t bring any benefit, specially if one is not using the responsive feature, nor those icons. The transfer of a image of 200 KB that one is not using is a heavy ballast, seo wise.

    I think the best way to quickly solve this, will be to change that file for a small one (as I don’t know how to change the .PHP file that request this image).

    Any other suggestion?

    Thanks again

    Best regards,
    Mike


    Tom ( Support)
    Keymaster

    Hi Mike,

    It is only if a retina device is calling that file that it loads it. Otherwise it will not be loaded.

    Kind regards,
    Tom


    Miguel Ángel
    Participant

    Hi Tom

    Then we have a new BUG, as it is always being loaded (as a 240KB dead weight). I have just checked it with GTMetrix with a non retina device (laptop).

    Thank you

    Andy
    Andy
    Keymaster

    Hi Miguel,

    Unless there is a bug with CSS media queries, it shouldn’t load in real terms. This is the media query, it will only load when the pixel ratio requires it, if it did load on non retina the entire site graphics would not display correctly, they would be twice the size.

    @media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), screen and (max--moz-device-pixel-ratio: 2) {


    Zacchaeus Nifong
    Participant

    Gents~

    Interesting Topic here that I was wondering about myself. Is there a solution to this yet? Thanks.

    Z


    Tom ( Support)
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    An alternative method is on it’s way soon.

    Kind regards,
    Tom


    Zacchaeus Nifong
    Participant

    Dear All~

    I’m still looking forward to this alternate method. Any updates?

    Z

    Andy
    Andy
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    The latest version v4+ does not use the CSS sprite any longer. It uses font icons instead.

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