Yesterday morning, I have few hours to work on my blog and I decided to spend some time optimizing my website load time. It is a bit tricky but should pay it in terms of Google traffic. So, to check the website speed, I am using the best tool ever! It is made by Google experts. It is called Google Page Speed available here:
After some time optimizing my website I got to 97% for the Desktop, which I consider pretty good.
As one of the steps, I had to combine and minify CSS files. For this, I used one of the free Python libraries called cssmin. I manage to run it in the shell. I installed Python cssmin using the following command:
pip install rcssmin
Here is a basic command to minify the CSS files:
python -c 'from rcssmin import cssmin; print cssmin(open("style.css","r").read())'
This is the final version of the command I used:
mv style.css style-original.css
python -c 'from rcssmin import cssmin; print cssmin(open("style-original.css","r").read())' > style.css
I hope you find this useful.