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Webflow.css code bloat?


#1

I exported my site today, looked at the webflow.css and I found this at the very top:-

@font-face {
font-family: 'webflow-icons';
src: url(data:application/x-font-ttf;charset=utf-8;base64,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) format('truetype'), url(data:application/font-woff;charset=utf-8;base64,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) format('woff');
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
}

Anyone know what this is all about?


#2

Base64 is just a faster way to create images or fonts using code rather than real files. smiley


#3

@PixelGeek thanks for the reply.

Do I need this code in my file? Is it essential? Or is it standard code that Webflow creates in order for every thing to work ok?


#4

yes. you do need the Webflow.css file.


#5

@PixelGeek Sorry I don't mean do I need the webflow.css file, what I meant was do we need to have the base64 code in the webflow.css file?

If we delete it what would happen?


#6

Not quite certain, but I think you lose some of the default icon fonts for the hamburger menu, left/right arrow for sliders and maybe some other ones.

Keeping that code in or even taking it out doesn't really affect your load time.

Just remember, all Webflow hosted sites are hosted on Amazon Web Servers and all your content is store in one of the fastest CDNs on the market, fastly.com smile

If there is ever a very noticeable performance issue with your site, send an email to support@webflow.com and we'll take a deeper look into it smile

hope this helps


#7

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