[Pro] Externalizing All CSS and Javascript?

Using the splendid CSS Menus action, I have come across an issue that I might need to address on behalf of a client to do with the placement of the CSS and Javascript (handling the rollovers) within the header.

Because my client is anxious about Search Engines “getting to the content” quickly for indexing purposes, it has been suggested that all CSS and JS should be linked externally.

Clearly general styling CSS that isn’t inline can be saved as an external stylesheet and read in, but there seems no way to externalize this other generated content.

Does (a) this actually matter and (b) does anyone know how this can be done without manually tinkering with the code? Is there an Action, for instance?

Any advice welcome, since being the web designer, I need to come up with answers!

Thanks


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Short answer: there’s no easy way to do it. If you start monkeying
around with externalizing the js for the menus then you lose the
ability to edit them within FW which means editing the raw js instead.
The CSS is easy to do within FW, if a bit tedious, the js is the
trickier aspect.

It can make a difference to have the actual content higher up in the
code structure but how much I can’t say. So while possible, it’ll
require a lot more than just tinkering to get it done and to maintain
the site from then on, at least as far as the js is concerned.

Todd

On May 13, 2009, at 12:14 PM, MAtt McArdle wrote:

Clearly general styling CSS that isn’t inline can be saved as an
external stylesheet and read in, but there seems no way to
externalize this other generated content.

Does (a) this actually matter and (b) does anyone know how this can
be done without manually tinkering with the code? Is there an
Action, for instance?


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