I nearly have an idea for this technique!
Think emails. A large problem with emails is images not being shown by default. Solution, build the image up with either table cells or divs! We also added the idea of giving a blur multiplier to make the end-product code much smaller.
I kind of works...
The idea came after reading this http://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/post/3574/image-blocking-in-email-clients-2011/
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