FastImage Inline takes the URL of an image, gets the image, converts it to a base64 string and embeds within the code as a data-URI.
Doing this reduces the number of HTTP requests a server has to deal with and improves page loading speed because the user downloads the image along with the page source code, and does not have to wait to be sent via it's own server response.
For browsers not supporting the data-URI feature, a graceful fallback mechanism is included.
Can also be used with Ruby on Rails.
· FastImage (Ruby)