Fail Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Umm..., the free version of unused-css.com is so limited it's useless.

Dust-me: Like many here, I've never been able to get it to scan an entire site without hanging. Still don't see why it's recommended so much - it does NOT work as advertised.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this great extension. If you want to clean multiple pages at once and download the clean CSS files, you should try http://unused-css.com

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have downloaded this extension at least 4 times over the past 2 years. Each time I have installed, adjusted the preferences, read, re-read all the documentation and have never gotten it to do anything besides animate the sweeping motion of the broom.

Every time I re-try I get excited by what it says it can do. But no matter how much time I spend on it nothing is ever generated. The now irritating little broom just keeps sweeping away and that is all it ever does for me.

I don't consider myself a stupid person. I build large high volume websites and make good money. However each time I attempt to get "Dust Me" to function I lose a couple hundred bucks in time and more in frustration.

I see other people praising it and also others like myself that do not. I will be the first to admit that the blame must still be with me but I feel compelled to wish ill will on all people responsible for this extension.

As I write this the GD pink broom is swishing back and forth mocking me and my efforts. I will uninstall yet again while thinking unhealthy thoughts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Needs work, but promising.

Dust-me worked for a few sites after first installation, but now clicking on the duster icon results in a split second or a few minutes of icon animation (depending upon size of site) and no apparent popup window.

I am running W/7 with aero desktop. If I mouse over the Firefox Icon in the task bar, I can see a transparent window was created -- clicking on the transparent window yields a transparent window!

If I right-click the duster icon, choose Preferences, Data tab, and direct the output data to a folder that I can find later (not sure where the default folder is) I can verify that data was created and it appears correct.

I have no clue as to what I did to make Dust-me stop working. After the initial test that worked, I did other things for several hours, put the PC to sleep overnight, and when I tried again I got the transparent window effect. Restarting Firefox, rebooting, uninstalling and reinstalling Dust-me has no effect.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

it works good

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Excellent plugin Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent plugin, works well looking into nested css combinations also. I see a lot of people marking it 1 start that obviously haven't taken the time to find out how to use it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Saved me a lot of time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Pet rock Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't seem to do a damn thing, except animating a little icon.

Pretty useless.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It indicated that it was working - the little icon "dusted" and showed a count of styles analyzed. I looked at the results and found plenty of "unused selector" entries.

So I visited every page of the web application I'm working on with it. It took 2 whole days.

At the end, I was shocked to discover that there was no data. It claimed NONE of the selectors it analysed in any of the stylesheets were used (a quick glance at any of the pages was enough to prove this false).

It gave every indication that it was working, the whole time, and no warning that it had failed until the very end.

Can't believe the deception and the resulting time wasted.

Avoid at all costs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

sitemapindex support Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Quite nice timesaving cleanup tool, thank´s James.

However, while using the sitemap.xml scanning feature I noticed it does not seem to handle the sitemapindex.xml [1] configuration correctly. Feeding the plug a sitemapindex.xml seems to make Dust-me scan the referenced sitemap[index].xml-files for CSS, rather than using a recursive approach through all sitemapindex-files taking it all the way down to an actual page referenced from a sitemap.xml.

Fixing that and it´s a 5-star!

1. http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.php#index

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I contacted support already, but I should post this anyway. There is a bug in version 2.2 that makes Firefox shut down when it visit some pages, like http://dpaste.com .

Despite of this, I give the add-on 4 stars. I just have it disabled and I enable it when I'm going to use it. It's a very useful extension and I hope it gets fixed soon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

not loading local css file Rated 3 out of 5 stars

@Geuis - thanks a lot for finding out that "...It just absolutely *would not* load the file locally". I think I would have spent all the night trying to figure this out myself... The CSS file really needs to be loaded on the server for which the test is run. :P For security reasons?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I think it's great!

But what I really miss is support for 3.6 (or can I just modify the xpi file?)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@Geuis -- the "issue" with IE conditional comments is not a bug, it's deliberate behavior - it's designed to read stylesheets inside conditional comments just like any other stylesheet. Why would you not want it to?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I've spent 2 days trying to get this tool to do anything properly. First, the site spidering is horrible. I finally got around the lack of documentation and figured out that the sitemap xml file has to be on the same domain as the site I'm testing. It just absolutely *would not* load the file locally.

After that, the spidering just randomly hangs at various points. I have 30 pages in my sitemap file, started it at 6pm last night, and when I got in today it was just stuck. I ran it several additional times today and again, it just hangs at a random spot.

Another issue is that it doesn't respect IE conditional stylesheet comments and includes those in the css rule reports.

This tool needs a lot of work to be in any way useful and not a developer time-sink.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

After installing this add-on, Firefox is unable to start. I will have to reinstall Firefox.

Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just to add to my previous review. I tested this pluggin along with the app described by Alex called JClaim (check a few posts below to find a link).

After installing JClaim, you will find an option under General - Handy Tools - Clean CSS. This tool is used in combination with the Dust-Me Selectors plugin.

First you need to use the plugin on a page or site. Next you save a .csv file of the results. In JClaim, select the .csv file and the .css style sheet that you want cleaned (that was analyzed initially). Press 'GO' and you will be given a newly formatted and cleaned style sheet in the textbox. Great!

Copy and save this as a new style sheet so that you don't lose the original. Now you can replace this style sheet on your page or site and check to see if everything still displays properly!

My experience with this process is that it did seem to remove unused styles, however, you will need to go through the new style sheet to ensure that everything has been formatted properly. My page did not appear properly at first but then I realized that certain style definitions had spaces and commas where they didn't need to be. It might help to use compare software at this point in order to compare the old and new style sheets to help you find formatting errors.

Hope this helps and Good Luck!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Although I did find this plugin to be useful, I think that it's definitely missing the ability to clean, strip and save modified CSS files.

The main reason a person would want to use this pluggin for is to discover unused CSS tags through out a page or site, likely for the purpose of cleaning the stylesheets. I would give this plugin a perfect 5 if this feature was included. As it stands now, the pluggin is somewhat useful but misses big on its true potential. Great work though!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Rob H: Alex app actually works and does clean the CSS out of the file as stated, you need to run the Javascript app on the site he posted. I use a two-way firewall so i know that it does not connect to anything fishy or send any data when you use the CSS cleaning tool.

This app is great, but it really should support adding the CSS to clean out, it should not be much work to include it.

Il give it 4 stars for not cleaning out the CSS.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2). 

Thank You!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been looking for a tool to do this for a while now, and while it's not hard to find something that will reformat or clean your CSS for you, it's been difficult to find something that will audit your whole website and show a simple list of unused css selectors that can be removed....until now. Thank you very much for your work on this addon!

Now as I said there are already some "css cleaner" tools around, but it would be kind of nice if this addon were able to output new css files with the unused selectors removed and the remaining css cleaned up as much as possible. That's not a critical comment about something lacking though, just a suggestion ; )

BTW, I tried the url posted by Alex-1 about a tool he wrote to clean the styles out, but all I see on that site is a project that is totally unrelated to CSS. I'd just ignore the comment from Alex_1 as it is either outdated, or just off-topic spam.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2).