So, does this increasing move to HTTP/2 mean that it’s no longer necessary to minify and concatenate your CSS and JS files? After all, site speed is still crucial for SEO. Let’s get into that in this Ask Yoast!
Danny O’Neill emailed us his question:
‘With the increasing move to HTTP/2 should we still minify and concatenate our CSS and JS files?’
Watch the video or read the transcript further down the page for my answer!
Is it still necessary to minify and concatenate your CSS and JS files?
“In the old standard, HTTP/1, the browser could only open so many files at the same time on your server and thus it was smart to combine those files into larger concatenated files. In HTTP/2 that’s not needed anymore, so no, you don’t necessarily have to do that.
What you need to look at is which portion of your traffic already supports HTTP/2. If that’s the large majority then you can stop doing that altogether. Good luck!”
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