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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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    Implementation questions for designers are best asked on doctype.com.
    – Rahul
    Sep 18, 2010 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, 2011 at 23:20

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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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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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