12 Compression Tools for Your Code Files
Do you know the term “minify”? This is programming jargon used to describe the process of removing unnecessary characters from a website’s source code. These characters can be spaces, line breaks, explanation comments, basically anything useful for humans, but useless for machines.
There are a lot of online tools that can undermine your files. Some are format-specific others support JS, CSS, and HTML. We will list below the most popular of them.
Multitasking compression tools – HTML, CSS and JS
It also includes 3 “beautification” tools to decompress the mined code to make it more readable. Called “beautifying,” these tools are the opposite of minification, which can also be very useful.
CSS compression tools
Cssminifier is also very easy to use. Simply paste your CSS and click the “Minifier” button to get the mined code. You can download the output code as a file, so you don’t have a copy and paste.
This online CSS compressor is fast and simple to use. You can choose between 4 compression levels, depending on the legibility you want for the compressed CSS.
It’s a minifier in which just drag-and-drop your file. You can choose between downloading your mined file or copying it into your paperweight and then sticking it to its original file.
Csso is a tool offered by Google Developers to compress your CSS code. I really like the interface.
It also helps to “beautifully” your code.
HTML compression tools
This online HTML compression tool will save you space in your HTML files and make them much smaller by removing line breaks in code, tab spaces, and replacing double spaces with simple spaces.
It is also possible not to compress the document’s header.
Copy and paste your document and this will do the rest.
If you have some JS scripts in the document, you have the option to ask the minifier to ignore them so as not to break your page.
Both tools have a really clean and easy-to-use user interface. If they do not offer advanced options, these tools are appropriate in the vast majority of cases.
Once you click the “Compiler” button, the system will undermine the code for you and make sure your code doesn’t contain errors.
So that’s enough to undermine your code to improve the speed of your site.
Rahaf Ebraheem Itechonics - Web Developer