Save a cleaned file Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Would be sensational if it was possible to save a cleaned CSS file directly to disk.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.01.1-signed.1-signed).
Not working on large or complex websites? Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I was excited to see this tool updated but it still doesn't seem to work on our website at http://agr.wa.gov/
Scan the entire website. Under the section for "wsdaNewStyle3.css" the first item it shows is "#pageLastMod" but that id is used on many pages, only one of which is http://agr.wa.gov/Inspection/FVinspection/ContactUs.aspx
The problem is that if I find even a single thing that a tool doesn't work properly on, then I can't trust anything produced by that tool. :( Is there perhaps something I can change in the configuration of the tool that will make it work properly on our website, or have I reached a limit in how complex the CSS can be for the tool to work?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide!
Thank you for your prompt reply! And that is the one thing I needed to know: that it doesn't "spider" the entire site, it only scans what it can reach off the current page you activate it from, kind of a "breadth-first" search instead of a "depth-first" search, limited to a certain number of levels (because it stands to reason that at some point a recursive scan would hit every page from the homepage, otherwise the unlinked pages would never have any traffic). If that was on the instructions webpage somewhere then I just missed reading it. :(
I will see about generating a sitemap and go from there, thanks again!
One final question since I have your attention: is there any way to tell it to not scan a domain other than the one I started the scan in? On my system for example, it also scans Google because I use their mapping widget.
Recursive scan is not supported, no. I guess it's just semantics to describe what it does as "spidering the whole site", because as you've observed, what it actually does is spider a sitemap, and won't reach any pages that aren't linked to from that sitemap.
You can "program" the Spider by defining exclusions or inclusions based on link REL attribute values, ie. tell it to exclude all links that have or don't have a particular REL value. You can also tell it not to follow off-site links, and only follow links on the same domain. Both of these options are in "Preferences > Spidering"
Excellent work, one feature requested! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I was about to write some JS code and I decided to see if my idea was done first. It had been, and done very well! Thanks for making this a very usable extension. One request though -- I feel I want to be able to save off a copy of the .CSS file without the unused CSS in it. Thanks for Dust-Me, again!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.01.1-signed.1-signed).
That feature is coming in the next update.
Not working with sitemap index Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It seems a great tool, unfortunately it does not work with sitemap index, or at least gzipped sitemap indexThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.01.1-signed.1-signed).
That feature is coming in the next update
Great Add-on, few features missing Rated 4 out of 5 stars
- "Exceptions" feature - to exclude certain pages /sub-directories from scanning;
- Ability to scan local copy of the web site
Not sure yet whether local scanning will be possible, since it won't be able to use XHR to make requests, I'll have to see whether it can work with files through the directory structure instead.
For exceptions, that certainly something I'll look into. In the meantime have you looked at the Spidering preferences -- you can program exceptions there based on the value of "rel" attributes in HTML sitemap links.
Dust-me selector V3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
New version available here : http://www.brothercake.com/site/portfolio/tools/dustmeselectors/This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2).
updated to Firefox 13.5 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I have updated the .rdf file so the add-on should work as before until Firefox 13.5. You can download revised version: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_CE2l4Osa3SdVlmSkxUWWNUMm1QRDJ2cDI5OFMtZwThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2).
move to opera Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This was the only plugin holding me back from using the new firefox 10 version (by the end of 2012 we'll probably be on version firefox 300.00!). So to cut a long story short, I installed another browser having found dust me selectors for opera. I don't use dust me selectors as often so I can switch between the two. So if your waiting for an update before diving in to firefox 10 you may want to do what I did.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2).
Release date latest FF compatible version Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Hi brothercake, Christmas is closing in fast.. Any news on the releasedate of the latest FF compatible version?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2).
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.
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.comThis 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.
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.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
it works goodThis 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.
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.
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  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!
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.