Why you shouldn’t use @import for CSS files

This is an old post from 2009. As such, it might not be relevant anymore.

“I briefly mention that @import has a negative impact on web page performance. I dug into this deeper for my talk at Web 2.0 Expo, creating several test pages and HTTP waterfall charts, all shown below. The bottomline is: use LINK instead of @import if you want stylesheets to download in parallel resulting in a faster page.”