[Resolved] Is combining CSS files still a good idea with HTTP/2?

Home Forums Support Is combining CSS files still a good idea with HTTP/2?

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1289688
    Benjamin

    Hi,

    The GP cutomizer has an option to combine CSS files but I heard that it’s not necessary with HTTP/2.

    So do you recommend not using that option if the website supports HTTP/2?

    Thanks

    #1289824
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    The Combine CSS does two things –
    1. switches Unsemantic grid CSS for a light version
    2. and combines it with 2 other CSS files.

    Which results in 2 less requests and around 2kb less of page size.

    So if there is any benefit to be seen with HTTP/2 it would probably be the smaller file sizes. Albeit very small.

    On my lightweight sites where requests are below 30 and page size is below 200kb – that option has shown around a 0.1 second load time saving on HTTP/2.

    On heavier sites any saving has been negligible.

    Best way to tell is to test your site with and without the option enabled.

    #1290114
    Benjamin

    Ok I will give it a try then. Thanks 🙂

    #1290126
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    You’re welcome – be nice to know if it improves for you 🙂

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.