CSS code refactoring: the “X factor” of your website’s efficiency

Nov 20, 2017
CSS code refactoring: the “X factor” of your website’s efficiency

There is a theory that every website stands on three pillars — HTML, CSS and JavaScript. And it has been proved absolutely true! Today, one of these pillars — CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets — will be in the center of our attention. In particular, we’ll discuss CSS code refactoring as one of the best practices of website optimization (in addition to moving CSS files to footer, CSS aggregation, and many more). So let’s see what CSS code refactoring is and why your website needs it.

CSS code refactoring and its essence

There is almost always a way to do the same job more efficiently. This rule applies both to us, humans, and to website code.

Cascading Style Sheets code refactoring philosophy is very close to this. The essence of CSS code refactoring is reorganizing the code internal structure without changing its functionality.

Why to reorganize? It often happens that a website’s CSS code inflates to thousands of lines in stylesheets and gets cluttered with complicated selectors. There can be code duplications, lack of symmetry, fake abstractions and much more to get rid of. At the same time, website owners rack their brains as to why their site slows down (and it’s just one of the areas of CSS code influence).

CSS code refactoring removes all these and many more inconsistencies and redundancies. It  leaves your CSS code beautiful in its simplicity, efficient in its work, and easy to read. More details are coming.

What CSS code refactoring will give to your website

Time and money savings

More readable Cascading Style Sheets will improve your website’s serviceability, which means it will be cheaper and quicker to modify, extend and more.

Let’s quote the best heads in this realm. Joshua Kerievsky, the author of the “Refactoring to Patterns” book, describes code refactoring as a “hygienic habit”, which will make your code easier to extend and maintain.

Better website performance

The lighter and better structured your Cascading Style Sheets get, the higher your website can fly. CSS code refactoring is a sure way to improving your website’s speed, which will be appreciated both by visitors and search engines.

And more

Undoubtedly, cleaner CSS code also reflects itself in better SEO rankings, browser compatibility, professional look and feel of your website, and much more. That’s why CSS code refactoring is a powerful secret of bringing out the best in your site.

Where to get CSS code refactoring services

There is no need to go too far — the services of CSS code refactoring are offered by our Drudesk support team. Refactoring comes after a thorough CSS code review during which our experts discover and document everything that needs to be done.

Our CSS refactoring services include:

  • rewriting the CSS code or its part in accordance with the standards 
  • reorganizing the CSS code files and/or changing the code file structure
  • removing duplicate code

and more — just to reveal your site’s true potential.


Yes, every website stands on three pillars — HTML, CSS and JavaScript — but sometimes the invisible fourth pillar is needed to help it succeed. This fourth pillar is good website support.

For CSS code refactoring or any other services to improve your website, welcome to contact Drudesk team!

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