Effective CSS/SCSS monitoring

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or Sassy Cascading Style Sheets (SCSS) are an important part of a website. These are basically files that contain important information on the style and colors of your site. They are heavily used and include all that matters when it comes to style and design to a site. Without your CSS/SCSS files your site would probably look broken, ugly and scare users away.

CSS/SCSS files are typically listed in the HEAD section of your HTML code. If you observe any HTML website you can typically see within the <head> brackets the following:

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”mystyle.css”>

The href attribute in the above would link to a particular file hosted on the same provider or on a 3rd party server.

The first thing to think about when monitoring a website is what resources should I monitor? When it comes to monitoring, CSS/SCSS is an important consideration. However, it does not mean that CSS/SCSS should necessarily be monitored. Determining if CSS/SCSS should be one should be dependant on where it is hosted.

CSS files are quite simple files, in the sense, they are not executed at runtime and also do not connect t any database.

No monitoring should be used for a testing purpose and any updates to your styles should be properly tested on different device sizes since no monitoring solution is capable of testing the different configurations present in your CSS.

Netumo suggests only monitoring CSS/SCSS that is not hosted on the same hosting provider, however, we strongly encourage customers to host all CSS/SCSS files within the same hosting provider. This enables an easier experience not just for monitoring but also for the availability of such files.

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