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Today I have just released a new version of cssminifier.com which uses a different minifier in the backend.
To ease this manual procedure I decided to use something straight out of the box from npm. After installing a few different packages and trying them out, I settled on using clean-css by GoalSmashers. It's a very well written library and it has lots of tests. But the most important thing is that it's a library that is supported and frequently updated - which is great news! Thanks to the GoalSmashers team for producing such an awesome library and an important part of the npm and node.js ecosystem.
Another improvement is that clean-css also supports media queries so that's great news in today's mobile first world.
The difference between the old and new minifiers isn't much and whilst there might be a few bytes difference in the size, hopefully there won't be any major incompatibilites. clean-css tries to be faster but I didn't test it against the JS version of YUI Compressor.
Have fun and happy CSS'ing!
Posted: 5 years ago