YUI Compressor Gets An Awesome Online GUI

Yahoo YUI Compressor and jQueryI use YUI Compressor to compress all my JavaScript files and up until now, they only way to do it was via the command line. While this is fairly easy for me, I think the majority of people don’t compress their JS files because they’re not sure how (or this practice hasn’t permeated the masses of average web developers).

Rodolphe Stoclin has come up with an incredibly useful online tool that takes the YUI Compressor and adds a web GUI to it, making it dead simple to use. It looks like he’s using jQuery to do everything on the fly with no page reload and it even tells you the compression ratio.

I tested the tool with an uncompressed version of MooTools and it works exactly as you would expect. If you’re not compressing your JavaScript files, now’s the time. It’s not going to get any easier than this.

Check out the web version of YUI Compressor now.