There might be several redundant rules in the CSS file of the website that are no longer used by the web pages. There are chances that you have added a search box on your web page that is associated with styles due to which it went into the stylesheet. After some time if you have decided to remove the search box from the website, the styles that you have created will still exist in the CSS even when they are not being used. If you are new to this field it might get hard for you to remove unused CSS files. To help you out here we have a simple guideline.
Here is the step by step guide to help you out in the process.
- Inside the Google Chrome you have to open your website and after that launch the unused CSS remover that will be available in Files > Tools > Developers Tools.
- You have to click on Audit tab in the tool and select the Web page performance after that click on reload page and Audit on load. Once you will click these options you have to select the Run option and the audit process will start.
- After some time you have to visit the result page and expand the Remove unused CSS After entering the group, you have to select all the CSS files linked to your site that you want to be removed. There are some CSS files that are added by the plugins and social widgets you can ignore them if you want. You should know that you cannot control these CSS files.
Once you have reached this platform you will get a completely sorted list of all styles that have been defined in your CSS file but they are not being used in the current pages.
Once you have clean CSS files you can easily save the results in your text file and repeat the process for the rest of the pages on your website. It is important because not all selectors will be used on all web pages that you have. There is a count of various selectors available that will be combined in the set results that you can use in Google Sheets. Separate the selectors with the highest count because it will be safely removed.
You might have been wondering that why the unused CSS remover has been used for the process. It is a high-tech tool that will help to remove all the CSS file efficiently. It will take only a few seconds and you will have clean CSS. You will not have to wait for long hours or deal with any resistance while you are removing unused CSS. In the beginning, you might find it hard to use the tool but once you will follow the guideline it will get easier for you to manage everything. The tool is upgraded on regular basis to assure that all the unused CSS files are removed ad you can use and upgrade your website the way you like.
Thanks for reading.