Minify: Compress Your JavaScript and CSS

If you’ve ever used a JavaSCript library such as jQuery or Prototype, you are probably familiar with minified scripts. They act like normal JS files, but they are a lot smaller, and they look like gibberish when you open them in a text editor.

How did they do that?

Enter Minify, a nifty PHP script that will compress your JavaScript and CSS files (and even combine them, if you wish) to speed up download. It can optionally GZIP the outputted files as well.

This is definitely a nice tool to have, especially if you often work with sites that include several very large JavaScript (or CSS) files. Now if only someome would put together a nice simple Adobe AIR app for it…