Picture this… a new visitor to your site is waiting impatiently for the desired page to open…but his every waiting second is only adding to his distraction and finally he ended up switching to other site before he can actually land up your site’s page…. This is practically a situation most of the site owners have to face, thanks to the extended time their site’s pages takes to load. The extra long codes take a toll on the speed, thus reducing your site viewing experience.
This not only creates a bad impression about your site but it also gets negative marking from Google affecting its ranking. Let’s face it … In this fast moving world, where every customer is looking for fast and handy solution, the speed of your site matters the most. Agreed, different page sizes take its own time to load but we can do our bit at least to reduce the page loading time.
So it has gone imperative to minify the code in the best way possible. Minifying the code means removing extra use of space and characters that are not required for the purpose. In any code, the extra space is given for helping the humans to understand it, but believe me it is not at all required by computers. The lesser the code length, more will be the page load speed.
This tool is very close to Google and effective for your site as it check your files for issues such as operator placement, missing semicolons, spacing, etc.
Closure Stylesheets is an extension to CSS that adds variables, functions, conditionals, and mixins to standard CSS. The tool also supports minification, linting, RTL flipping, and CSS class renaming.
CSS Minifier also helps in reducing the spacing, indentation, new lines, and comments from your CSS code and turns your code and website faster. You paste in your code and select Minify. Once your code is minified, you copy and paste it back into your site.
Just like the CSS Minifier, you paste in your code, click to minify, and then copy and paste back into your site. There are no settings or adjustments to deal with, making it extremely simple and easy to use.
Better WordPress Minify
WP Minify Fix
This is also a free free plugin you can enable compression of JS, CSS, and HTML, and you can add files to be minified or not to be minified. There are lots of tweaking and tuning options such as JS placement (header or footer), HTML5 sync tags, and more. It will even use pretty URLs. You can also pass extra arguments to the minify engine.
Once you choose to use any of these, do make sure to verify its effectivity by using Google PageSpeed Tools. Also your sites page loading for both desktop and mobile devices. See if you can fare better on this scale.
With the above set of minifying tools and plugins, I am sure you are going to get more users to your site and a better business yield.
Do tell us about your code minifying experiences, or share some important information that you have in this matter.