I am thinking of releasing a CSS minifaction library, which has dependencies on other libraries.
CSS Minification is not something that occurs a lot (compared to optimising PDFs for example), I have two options:
- I could make it downloadable, however, it means that the user needs to download 3-4 other libraries, just to make everything run.
- I could create a web service that receives a HTTP post and returns the minified file as a response.
Now a days there is a lot of talk about the
Cloud Services, and perhaps the approach to releasing tools such as this should be included in that discussion as well.
So basically the question is: What are the pros and cons of online/cloud tools compared to downloadable tools?