Yesterday morning, I have few hours to work on my blog and I decided to spend some time optimising 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 optimising 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.
About the author
In my daily life, I am the founder of a GDPR privacy automation service available at https://privacybunker.io/. I maintain the following open-source privacy project https://databunker.org/.
Among my credits, I was a founder of a database security company GreenSQL/Hexatier which was acquired by Huawei.
Specialties: Software and cloud architecture, Compliance (GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, SOX), blockchain technologies, software development, secure architectures, project management, and low-level research.