A CSS minifier is a tool that helps reduce the size of a CSS document by removing unnecessary characters and whitespaces. This can be especially useful for reducing the file size of a stylesheet, which can result in faster page load times.
A CSS minifier typically has several features, such as:
- Removing unnecessary whitespace: Removing spaces and line breaks between styles can greatly reduce the file size of the CSS document.
- Removing comments: Removing comments from the CSS code
- Shortening hex color codes: Shortening hex color codes
- Shortening font weight values: Shortening font weight values
- Merging multiple selectors with the same properties into one
There are various online CSS minifiers available, such as Oumify.
Also, many code editors have built-in CSS minifiers or have the ability to install a plugin to provide this functionality.
It's important to note that minifying the CSS code does not affect the functionality of the code, but it can help to speed up the website. Also, minifying the CSS code can make it harder to read and debug, so it's recommended to keep a non-minified version of the code for development purposes.
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