Online compressor for CSS files to reduce file size, get lower download times and save bandwidth. Online CSS Minifier/Compressor. Free! Works with Media Queries. Provides an API. Simple Quick and Fast! Minifying CSS takes the beautified, well formed CSS code that you have written and removes the spacing, indentation, newlines, and comments. These elements are not required for CSS to be used successfully. It also makes the CSS more difficult to read. The 'best practice' of many developers is to maintain a 'beautified' version, and when rolling out their project will run the styles through a minification program. They will also combine their many style files into one file.
This online CSS compressor can take your CSS scripts and automatically detect and remove older CSS scripts that modern web pages do not use to display your web pages. It also minifies unnecessary large CSS rules into much smaller code. The actual style and layout of a web page will not be affected by using this compressor. Compresses a CSS string/file with no possible side-effect. This compressor is based on Yahoo!'s YUI Compressor.
The purpose of minifcation is to increase the speed of a website. Minimisation can make a script up to 20% smaller, resulting in a faster download time. Some dev elopers will also use it to 'obfuscate' their code. This makes it difficult for the code to be read, thereby making it more difficult to reverse engineer or copy. It is also common practice to combine all the CSS files for a single website into one file. This has a number of benefits. It reduces the number of HTTP r equest that need to be made to get all the elements of a website. It also makes minification and gzip compression more effective.
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