Does CSS Minification Matter? (Does 1-2KB?)

Here's how many bytes you'll save by minifying the files of three different CSS frameworks and the primary CSS file on my site:

Where It Started

Serious question: Do we *really* need to minify our JS and CSS files?

Does it matter at all if we're gzipping the HTTP streams anyway?

I was

What Matters (Your Choice)

The question to define is what you mean by what matters. I leave that as an exercise for the reader. As you can see from the data above, assuming you use some kind of compression, the difference in size between minified and the full size version of the files is between: 0.426 - 2,515KB.

My Choice

I'm writing my own

Your mileage may vary.