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Compare the size of a CSS file after processing it to the original.

Results are shown for uncompressed as well as when compressed using gzip and brotli. For most users, one of the compressed sizes will best represent what will be served to a client in production. It also provides a better comparison between the minified and the original CSS.

CSS is expected to processed by postcss plugins but can be used with any processing code that returns a promise that resolves to an object with a css property.


With npm do:

npm install css-size --save


var postcss = require('postcss');
var autoprefixer = require('autoprefixer');
var nano = require('cssnano');
var css = 'h1 {\n  color: black;\n}\n';
var nanoOpts = {};
var cssSize = require("css-size");
function process(css, options) {
  return postcss([ autoprefixer, nano(options) ]).process(css);
cssSize(css, nanoOpts, process).then(function (results) {
  { uncompressed:
     { original: '23 B',
       processed: '14 B',
       difference: '9 B',
       percent: '60.87%' },
     { original: '43 B',
       processed: '34 B',
       difference: '9 B',
       percent: '79.07%' },
     { original: '27 B',
       processed: '16 B',
       difference: '11 B',
       percent: '59.26%' } }
cssSize.table(css, nanoOpts, process).then(function (table) {
    │            │ Uncompressed │ Gzip   │ Brotli │
    │ Original   │ 23 B         │ 43 B   │ 27 B   │
    │ Processed  │ 14 B         │ 34 B   │ 16 B   │
    │ Difference │ 9 B          │ 9 B    │ 11 B   │
    │ Percent    │ 60.87%       │ 79.07% │ 59.26% │


cssSize(input, options, processor)

Pass input of CSS to receive an object with information about the original & minified sizes (uncompressed, gzipped, and brotli'd), plus difference and percentage results. The options object is passed through to the processor should you wish to compare sizes using different options than the defaults.

cssSize.table(input, options, processor)

Use the table method instead to receive the results as a formatted table.


Type: string, buffer


Type: object


Type: function

The processor accepts as arguments the input and options and returns a Promise that resolves to an object with a css property containing the processed css output.


See the available options with:

$ css-size --help


  • js-size: Display the size of a JS file.
  • gzip-size: Calculate the size of a string after compression with gzip.
  • brotli-size: Calculate the size of a string after compression with brotli.


Pull requests are welcome. If you add functionality, then please add unit tests to cover it.


MIT © Ben Briggs