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Lack of Interest Built in tools to minify and compress your files

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Rhydian, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Rhydian

    Rhydian Active Member

    I searched and didn't find a thread in suggestions yet about this but I think it would be a nice idea to have options on your forums that will automatically compress and minify your files.
  2. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Kier mentioned somewhere that the CSS and HTML files are already compressed using PHP gzip and JS files re compressed using Apache gzip...

    Is this what you mean?
  3. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Agreed. With the implementation of jQuery by default, users will find it easier to modify their forums and add enhancements via jQ so I feel there should be a method to minify and compress. It can help with modification download sizes too.
  4. Rhydian

    Rhydian Active Member

    Yep but I don't believe it removes white space from files just compresses them and I don't think it compresses images just yet which you can do from php :p
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    He means turning a 15kb .js file into a 5kb .js file, (or .css)
    While the 15kb file is still as it originally is, for easy behind the curtain editing. However, the public version thats "saved" for the end user is the minified version.
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    They said they're planning on optimizing file size and everything once they're ready for a release (I think).

    It doesn't make sense to minimize JS and CSS when you're still in the process of developing the platform.
  7. Rhydian

    Rhydian Active Member

    I meant the forum owner has an option to minimize his files when he has uploaded new copies for example on a new plugin or theme.

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