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Grunt Cookbook by Jurie-Jan Botha

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Minifying CSS

In this recipe, we'll make use of the contrib-cssmin (0.10.0) plugin to decrease the size of some CSS documents by minifying them.

Getting ready

In this example, we'll work with the basic project structure we created in the Installing Grunt on a project recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt. Be sure to refer to it if you are not yet familiar with its contents.

How to do it...

The following steps take us through creating a sample CSS document and configuring a task that minifies it.

  1. We'll start by installing the package that contains the contrib-cssmin plugin as per the instructions provided in the Installing a plugin recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt.
  2. Then, we'll create a simple CSS document called style.css in ...

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