Today (Aug 5 2010) was presented new Open Source Framework named Sprite Image Optimization Framework for ASP.NET. It was represented on CodePlex in the development status: Beta.
The ASP.NET Sprite Control and framework is designed to decrease the amount of time required to request and display a page from a web server by performing a variety of optimizations on the page’s images.
It includes the following components:
- API for automatically generating sprites and inline images;
- Controls and helpers which provide a convenient way of calling into the API.
For ASP.NET Developers it provides controls for WebForms projects and an additional class for ASP.NET MVC projects. It also used HTTP Module which optimize the images and transfer it to client side.