One easy way to improve website performance is to optimize your graphics, and tools like FileOptimizer can significantly cut file size without any loss in quality.
The program’s interface is unusually flexible. You’re able to click an Add button to choose your target files, or drag and drop to import them. It’s even possible to drag and drop your project folder, and have Scriptm automatically detect and display your .css and .js files.
If you’re in a hurry, click the Optimize button and the minified versions are saved within a few seconds as separate files (original.css > original.min.css), so you don’t have to worry about the originals being overwritten.
Scriptm reports both the original and new files, and displays how much you’ve saved. We were impressed by details like “83% decrease”, until we looked more closely. The percentage figure relates to the finished file size, not the saving, so “83% decrease” actually meant our file was 17% smaller.
Still, once you understand what Scriptm is telling you, it’s not a problem, and in our brief tests the program typically cut file sizes by a little more than FileOptimizer.
Overall Scriptm isn’t doing anything too surprising, but it’s efficient, flexible and adware-free. Worth a look.