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determining where a CSS style is used

Posted on 2011-03-24
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Is there a tool that will tell me where, if anywhere, a CSS style is used in a site? I've inherited a site and I have a feeling that a lot of the 3900+  CSS styles in the style sheet are no longer used anywhere. I'd like to clean up the style sheet. I use Dreamweaver for site development and normally preview with Firefox/Firebug.

Thanks for any info.

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Question by:steva
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by:gurvinder372
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if you just right click on any element, and select option 'Inspect Element', it will show where the styles are picked up or inherited from
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by:kpmartin
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Install the "web developer" add-on and select "display ID & class info" under the information tab.
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by:steva
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The things you guys suggested tell me the class and ID that a given element uses.  But I want to go the other way.  Given a style rule in the style sheet, which elements, if any, use it. I'd like something to tell me for all the unused style rules, something like: "not used" so I can delete it and clean up the style sheet.
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Perfect!

Thank you.
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