Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
With YUI now encompassing three CSS foundation libraries, six utilities and nearly a dozen UI controls, we thought it would be a good time for a progress report on library size, page weights, and YUIâ€™s Ã la carte architecture. (Note: This article focuses almost exclusively on pageweight, which itself is only one element of overall performance. Filesizes described here are based on YUIâ€™s 0.11.4 release.)
Eric measures the file size before and after compression and minification.
The graph tells the story on how the file size changes dramatically when munged with. As with some of the other frameworks, they also have an a la carte strategy so you can pick and choose the pieces of the library you need.
Do not download the kitchen sink, use one piece, and complain about the file size :)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:19 am