New w3compiler Software Compresses Web Files

Files can shrink up to 90% for Internet speed, bandwidth savings, and intellectual property protection

SAN DIEGO, Calif., - August 10, 2004 - Port80 Software, a developer of Web performance tools, has launched w3compiler(TM), an application for Web file compression via code optimization.

Web programmers and designers from hundreds of companies use w3compiler to efficiently reduce Web file sizes before deploying sites and applications on any Web server platform. Tested on millions of lines of code, Port80 Software's w3compiler automated code optimization offers:

  • Faster Web page loads with smaller file transfers

  • Reduced bandwidth costs for Web site and application owners

  • More secure code and intellectual property protection by discouraging hacker "View Source" analysis

"Consultants charge thousands to optimize 'by hand'. One developer can crunch an entire site with w3compiler in minutes," said Joseph Lima, COO of Port80 Software. "The average HTML file can be reduced by 40%, and w3compiler compresses some JavaScript by 90%."

Code optimization saves money while accelerating and securing Web sites and applications. Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla, etc.) and search engine robots access and download compressed files faster and more cost-effectively. Compiled code is also difficult to decipher visually, enhancing security.

w3compiler safely crunches (X) HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, and PHP files. Optimization techniques include removing white space and comments, file name and color remapping, entity reduction, and meta tag management. The software automates JavaScript compression and obfuscation by shortening user-defined variables, functions, and objects, and remapping built-in object names. Developers continue to work with their normal, unoptimized files and then deploy "w3compiled" code to Web servers. The original files, left untouched, can be edited while Web-ready code is optimized for speed and security.

Designed to run on Windows 2000, XP, and Windows Server 2003, w3compiler has GUI and command-line interfaces for scripted optimization and an internal preview browser. w3compiler is available in a free fifteen-day trial and for purchase ($79.95 per CPU) at http://www.w3compiler.com.

About Port80 Software

Port80 Software, Inc. is a leading developer of tools for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Web servers. The company also offers w3compiler, a desktop application for code optimization. For more information, visit http://www.port80software.com.