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css-base64-images

Base64 images in your css file.

Base64

Transform this:

.single-quote {
  background: url('../img/background-pattern.gif');
}

into

.single-quote {
  background: url('data:image/gif;base64,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');
}

Only works with CSS files.

Works with:

  • single quotes: url('../img/background-pattern.gif');
  • double quotes: url("../img/background-pattern.gif");
  • absolute URL: url("/img/background-pattern.gif"); but you must specify a root path

Do not work with (a warning is shown, but the process continue)

Install

npm install -g css-b64-images

Usage

cd /your/www/root/dir
css-b64-images css/styles.css > css/style.optimized.css

As a library

From File

fromFile(cssFile, root, [options,] cb)

You must specify the root path for absolute URLs to work.

var b64img = require('css-b64-images');

b64img.fromFile('/your/www/root/dir/css/your-stylesheet.css', '/your/www/root/dir/', function(err, css){
  if(err) console.error('Error:', err);
  console.log(css);
});

From String

fromString(css, relativePath, rootPath, [options,] cb)

var b64img = require('css-b64-images');
var css = fs.readFileSync('/your/www/root/dir/css/your-stylesheet.css');

b64img.fromString(css, '/your/www/root/dir/css/', '/your/www/root/dir/', function(err, css){
  if(err) console.error('Error:', err);
  console.log(css);
});

Options

  • maxSize: (default 4096) bigger images are not base64 in the CSS

LICENSE

MIT

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