Default CSS (Without Minimization) (Design/Themes)

by Dustin @, Saturday, November 08, 2014, 03:42 (1773 days ago)

Where can I find the default style-sheets without minimization?

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Default CSS (Without Minimization)

by Alfie ⌂ @, Vienna, Austria, Sunday, November 09, 2014, 11:25 (1772 days ago) @ Dustin

Hi Dustin!

my_little_forum_2.3.3.zip forum/themes/default/style.css

Don’t forget what’s given on its top:
/***********************************************************************
* NOTICE: In order to reduce bandwidth usage, a minimized version of   *
* this stylesheet is used by default (style.min.js). Changes in this   *
* file do not have any effect unless it is loaded by the template      *
* (main.tpl).                                                          *
* The minimized version was created with the YUI Compressor            *
* <http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/compressor/>.                        *
***********************************************************************/

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Default CSS (Without Minimization)

by Auge ⌂ @, Monday, November 10, 2014, 11:39 (1771 days ago) @ Alfie
edited by Auge, Monday, December 15, 2014, 22:47

Hello

Don’t forget what’s given on its top:
/***********************************************************************
* NOTICE: In order to reduce bandwidth usage, a minimized version of   *
* this stylesheet is used by default (style.min.js). Changes in this   *
* file do not have any effect unless it is loaded by the template      *
* (main.tpl).                                                          *
* The minimized version was created with the YUI Compressor            *
* <http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/compressor/>.                        *
***********************************************************************/

Some additionally thoughts:

What does the minification? It replaces line breaks with blanks and merges multiple spaces to single ones.

/* source */
body {
  background: #ffffff;
  color: #000000;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
 
/* minified */
body { background: #ffffff; color: #000000; margin: 0; padding: 0; }

Alex uses the linked tool yui-compressor. One can her- or himself minify the source with a capable editor. As said above, it is only necessary to replace line breaks with blanks and merge multiple spaces into one space in a second step. If the editor can search for control chars one can minify the source without an additional tool.

Search for "\r\n" or "\n" (OS dependant [1]), replace with " ". Search for multiple spaces with a regular expression (if possible) or with "  " (two spaces, maybe it needs multiple cycles). That should do the job.

[1] Searching for "\r" as MacOS line break for versions < 10 is (in Borg style) futile.

Tschö, Auge

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Obsolete?

by Alfie ⌂ @, Vienna, Austria, Monday, November 10, 2014, 14:35 (1771 days ago) @ Auge

Hi Auge,

I guess this attempt to reduce the amount of data transferred for narrow-bandwidth connections is obsolete and makes only the life of admins miserable. AFAIK nowadays most servers are by default configured to deliver gzipped-content (BTW, here as well – the main page as of today: gzipped: 5.49 KiB / decoded: 37.60 KiB = 85% decrease).

If gzip is not activated, try in .htaccess:

<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
  <FilesMatch "\.(php|html|htm|xml|css|gss|js|txt|svg|csv|xls)$">
    SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
  </FilesMatch>
</IfModule>

Note: Not meaningful to include content which is already compressed (binary data like images, etc).

If one wants to efficiently reduce the amount of data transferred, one can additionally play with cache-control, which is set here to Apache’s default of 300 seconds). This is what I use in my .htaccess:

<IfModule mod_expires.c>
  ExpiresActive On
  ExpiresDefault "access plus 300 seconds"
  ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 2 months"
  ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 2 months"
  ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 2 months"
  ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 2 months"
  ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 2 months"
  ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 week"
</IfModule>

That’s already conservative; if you don’t change regularly icons and css you could even opt for a longer expiration period.

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Alfie (Helmut Schütz)
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Maybe

by Auge ⌂ @, Monday, November 10, 2014, 15:02 (1771 days ago) @ Alfie

Hello Alfie,

I guess this attempt to reduce the amount of data transferred for narrow-bandwidth connections is obsolete …

Maybe, it depends on the standard settings of the mobile browsers (because they are the main targets of minification and bandwidth saving).

… and makes only the life of admins miserable.

ACK

AFAIK nowadays most servers are by default configured to deliver gzipped-content …

Makes it any difference to serve an minified or unminified file to gzip? If not, you are complete right.

Tschö, Auge

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Maybe…

by Alfie ⌂ @, Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 01:48 (1770 days ago) @ Auge

Hi Auge,

Maybe, it depends on the standard settings of the mobile browsers (because they are the main targets of minification and bandwidth saving).

Hhm. Do you know a source stating which mobile browser don’t support it?

Makes it any difference to serve an minified or unminified file to gzip?

I does (size in byte):

style.css      37,414   style.css.gz       6,439 -82.8%
style.min.css  28,929   style.min.css.gz   5,191 -82.1%
              -22.7%                     -19.4%

Some google-stuff.

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Maybe…

by Auge ⌂ @, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 09:53 (1770 days ago) @ Alfie

Hello Alfie

Maybe, it depends on the standard settings of the mobile browsers …


Hhm. Do you know a source stating which mobile browser don’t support it?

No, it's a hypothetical thought.

Makes it any difference to serve an minified or unminified file to gzip?


I does (size in byte):

style.css.gz       6,439 -82.8%
style.min.css.gz   5,191 -82.1%
                         -19.4%

Ouch, around one and a half Kilobyte.

Tschö, Auge

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