How does minification of web pages help

Here is an explanation of how minification can benefit your website

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What is Minification

A webpage uses HTML, a markup language, to tell web browsers how to display or render the page to the user. In HTML, any whitespace characters (spaces, tabs, newlines) outside HTML tags are ignored, and therefore unnecessary. Minification removes these whitespaces, as well as other unnecessary data, such as comments, from the HTML. The page should render just fine in the browser.

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Website Speed

Minification can significantly reduce the overall size of your webpage. The smaller your webpage, the faster it will load, thereby increasing the speed of your website for your visitors. Even a 10% reduction in page size can mean a noticeable improvement in speed for your visitors.

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Website Security

Using this tool removes the formatting of your web page in a way that it is still easily readable by search engines, and your browser, while making it slightly more difficult for humans to read the code. Also known as obfuscation, you can do this to make it just a little bit harder for someone to steal your website design or data.

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Useful tools and guides about source code

How to view HTML page source in different browsers

How to view HTML page source in different browsers

Find out how to see the HTML code of a web page in the most popular browsers on the Internet, without having to install any app or plugin

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How to hide the source code of a website

How to hide the source code of a website

How source code works and what you can do to hide and protect the code of your website from anyone trying to steal your intellectual property

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Tool to view the source code of a website

Tool to view the source code of any website

Use our free and simple online utility to view the source code, as well as additional info, of any web page on the Internet. Click below

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