by kirupa | 9 May 2015
Sprite sheets can be used for more than just optimizing how you display static images. Hearkening back to the very first arcade games, your sprite sheets can also be used to contain a sequence of images that make up the individual frames of an animation. When these frames are played back rapidly, what you see is a moving picture.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.kirupa.com/html5/sprite_sheet_animations_using_only_css.htm