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The Definitive Post on Gzipping your CSS

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The Definitive Post on Gzipping your CSS: If you are having bandwidth problems and your CSS is growing out of control, GZIP your CSS (along with your markup of course) [EDIT] Matt points out some flaws with this method which could make your bandwidth situation worse. Read comments for more information

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  1. Matt (64 comments.) says:

    Not so definitive, it actually contains some harmful information. The hit from browsers downloading your CSS file every hour even when it hasn’t changed would far outweigh the benefits of compressing the file itself.

  2. Mike P. (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks Matt for posting this advice here. I’ll be sure and update that post to inform people to set it to some value that they see fit.

  3. Mark says:

    Wow. Never noticed that peice. Thanks Matt!



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