FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CSS Cruncher?
A CSS Cruncher is a tool which removes all unnecessary white spaces in your CSS code with the goal to save as much disc space as possible.

How does the CSS Cruncher work?
The CSS Cruncher removes all unnecessary white spaces with a set of predefined rules. In the future the Cruncher will have the ability to optimize the code itself, for instance replacing "padding:0px 10px 0px 10px" by "padding:0 10px".

What risks has the CSS Cruncher?
Absolutely none. The CSS Cruncher is working non destructive, which means only parts not needed for operation will be removed. The code is afterwards executable in the browsers as before. Contrariwise the CSS Cruncher offers the validation of your code, so possible errors will be discovered.

What is my advantage with the CSS Cruncher?
Disc space and validity. The loading time of your website will decrease, on the first look with no big difference, but a saving of only 1.37 KB in space means by 10,000 users a day saving of 424.2 MB a month! If big portal sites (no, we don't want to tell names) would use our service, they would probably save several gigabytes of traffic. Furthermore our CSS Cruncher validates your CSS code with the official W3C CSS validator, which is an advance for your code, it will work with all standard compliant browsers. Another advantage is the better overview of the CSS classes, because every class takes only one line, which saves you time scrolling or searching for a particular class.

What does the CSS Cruncher cost?
This is the best thing about it: zero point nothing. The use is free, even when used multiple times. And quite the contrary, the usage of our service brings you a back link to your page if you have provided a URL instead of pasting CSS code.

Why do you operate the CSS Cruncher?
The CSS Cruncher was originally a tool which was only used internally to optimize our code. But because we believe that all webmasters and web designers can benefit of it, we have decided to make the tool available to the public. This isn't happening entirely altruistic: We hope that many people use our tool and make their own web pages faster, so in turn we can use these Web pages without error messages and speed loss.