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CSS Stats API

CSS Stats offers a JSON API that can be used in other tools. It's completely open source and free to use. All responses are JSON objects.

Stats

/api/stats?url=google.com

The Stats endpoint is the primary API for CSS Stats. It takes a url query parameter which is used to scrape all CSS and then return a stats object based on the CSS it finds. This is what the app itself uses to populate the CSS visualizations.

Shape of the returned object

{
stats: {},
css: {
links: [''],
styles: [''],
css: ''
}
}

Where the stats object has the following shape:

{
size: n,
gzipSize: n,
rules: {
total: n,
size: {
graph: [n],
max: n,
average: n
}
},
selectors: {
total: n,
id: n,
class: n,
type: n,
pseudoClass: n,
psuedoElement: n,
values: [str],
specificity: {
max: n
average: n
},
getSpecificityGraph(),
getSpecificityValues(),
getRepeatedValues(),
getSortedSpecificity()
},
declarations: {
total: n,
unique: n,
important: [obj],
properties:
prop: [str]
},
getPropertyResets(),
getUniquePropertyCount(),
getPropertyValueCount(),
getVendorPrefixed(),
getAllFontSizes(),
getAllFontFamilies(),
},
mediaQueries: {
total: n,
unique: n,
values: [str],
contents: [
{
value: str,
rules: {
total: n,
size: {
graph: [n],
max: n,
average: n
}
},
selectors: {
total: n,
id: n,
class: n,
type: n,
pseudoClass: n,
pseudoElement: n,
values: [str],
specificity: {
max: n,
average: n
}
},
declarations: {
total: n,
unique: n,
important: [obj],
vendorPrefix: n,
properties: {
prop: [str]
}
}
}
]
}
}

History

/api/history?url=google.com&date=2010-01-01

If you'd like to get a snapshot of CSS Stats for a url for a particular date, you can use the History API.

This API uses Archive.org's Wayback Machine so you must have a robot.txt that allows bots and the closest snapshot for the given date will be used.

Currently, all requests scrape directly from the Wayback Machine so please throttle your requests so that everyone can use this service.

The date must be formatted as YYYY-MM-DD.

The returned JSON object is in the same shape as the Stats API.

CSS

/api/css?url=google.com

If you only want to retrieve the CSS for a given url you can use /api/css. It will return all the CSS links, style elements, and an aggregated CSS string. The retrieval will follow CSS imports recursively.

The endpoint will also return the page title and HTML string returned by the URL.

Shape of the returned CSS object

{
links: [
''
]
styles: [
''
],
css: '',
pageTitle: '',
html: ''
}