12 Compression Tools for Your Code Files

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.

We “minified” files from a website with CSS, HTML, and Javascript code so your browser can read them faster.

By reducing the size of your website’s CSS, HTML, and Javascript files, you can increase the speed at which your site’s pages are loaded. Even if the gain is tiny, every millisecond counts: your visitors will thank you for the effort but also the search engines, which can significantly change your ranking in the SERPS.

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

HTML Compressor 

HTML Compressor

This online data compression and modification tool support, as its name does not indicate all types of code. It even supports different combinations like CSS – PHP or JavaScript – PHP. And you can even check if the compressed code contains errors, which can be useful.

Minify Code

Minify Code

This site offers 3 mini-presses for JavaScript, CSS, and HTML with a simple user interface that allows you to minify your code with just one click.

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.

Refresh-SF

Refresh-SF

This compressor will undermine the types of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML code. It also includes all compression options for each type of code if you need to be more specific in your compressions.

CSS compression tools

CSS Minifier

CSS Minifier

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.

CSS Compressor

CSS Compressor

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.

Clean-CSS

Clean-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

Csso

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

Text Fixer

Text Fixer

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.

Willpeavy

Copy and paste your document and this will do the rest.

Willpeavy

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.

Javascript compression tools

Dan’s Tools

Dan offers a JavaScript compression tool, and also a second one for your CSS files, which I didn’t list above (because I knew I’d talk about it here).

Dan’s Tools

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.

JS Compress

JS Compress

This JavaScript compression tool allows you to compress your code by copy and paste, but you can also upload multiple .js files at once. This can allow you to combine JavaScript files into one file to improve page loading speed.

Closing Compiler

Closure Compiler is part of a suite of Google Developers tools. It allows you to minify your Javascript. You can call your Javascript by entering the URL of the .js file location and then choosing how you want the code to be optimized and formatted.

Closing Compiler

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.

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