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Well, the title is my question. I (the programmer) want exactly one for caching and compressing reasons but my designer keeps sending me separate files for each site.

Maybe there's a designer point of view to mention that I don't get yet.

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closed as off topic by Rahul, Patrick McElhaney Sep 18 '10 at 19:30

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Implementation questions for designers are best asked on doctype.com. –  Rahul Sep 18 '10 at 12:56
    
Ah thanks Rahul, wasn't sure which site to use :) –  Henrik P. Hessel Sep 18 '10 at 12:56
    
why is this offtopic? if you have a ton of stylesheets and are using them improperly, that will slow load times, which decreases ux, usability, etc. –  albert Oct 13 '11 at 23:20

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Multiple CSS files are easier to manage. You could just merge them into 1, and maybe even minimize them. A simple mechanism to merge multiple CSS-files:

COPY /Y sheet1.css+sheet2.css+sheet3.css combined.css
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You could let the designer produce as many as they like and then minify them along with any JavaScript files to meet your caching and compression requirements. See the following for further information:

http://code.google.com/p/minify/

http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/compressor/

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