A Truly Lightweight JavaScript Library
What?
Minified.js is a client-side JavaScript library that's both powerful and small. It offers jQuery-like features (DOM manipulation, animation, events, HTTP requests) and utility functions (collections, date&number formatting, date arithmetic, templates) with a single, consistent API.
Why?

Minified is smaller!

Minified is smaller than 8kB. The Web module with its jQuery-like feature set is even under 4kB, a fraction of other libraries' size.

More features!

Minified has a consistent API that fulfills all your basic needs - no need to include one library for DOM manipulation and events, another one for handling dates and a third library for templates.

No surprises!

Minified has no polyfills and does not try too hard to hide browser differences. Your JavaScript code works with the same features as your HTML and CSS code.
Where?
View on GitHub Download (beta 5)
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Thank you!

News

March 28, 2014: Beta 5 released
December 17, 2013: Beta 4 released
November 8, 2013: Beta 3 released!
August 20, 2013: Beta 3 Update

Getting Started

This demo shows you how to use a simple HTML template and how to handle events:

This demo is a bit more complex and shows a simple, animated app:

Check out the How-to and the API docs to explore Minified on your own. Or go to this presentation or the tutorial for some more guidance.

Here are a few JSFiddle example to get you started:
Animation 1, Animation 2, Animation Loops, Animation Gradients, Fade/Slide Toggles, Request + JSON, HTML Templates 1, HTML Templates 2, Number Formats, Date Formats

Size Comparison

NameLegacy IE SupportCompiled SizeCompiled and GZip'd
Minified (complete)no20kb8175 bytes
...plus IE6-8 supportno22kb9020 bytes
...Web Module onlyyes10kb4083 bytes
...Web Module with IE6-8 supportyes12kb4968 bytes
jQuery 1.11.0yes94kb33kb
jQuery 2.1.0no82kb29kb
MooTools Core NoCompat 1.4.5yes88kb29kb
Zepto.js 1.1.3no24kb9.0kb

Feature Comparison

Feature / LibraryMinifiedMinified WebjQueryMooToolsZepto.js
CSS Selectoryes
CSS1 or browser engine
yes
CSS1 or browser engine
yes
CSS3 subset + extensions
yes
CSS3 subset + extensions
yes
browser engine
CSS Style Changesyesyes yes yes yes
CSS Class Changesyesyes yes yes yes
Element Creationyesyes yes
HTML-strings only
yes yes
HTML-strings only
Element Cloningyesyes yes yes yes
DOM Manipulationyesyes yes yes yes
Animation (numeric)yesyes yes yes no
extra module, CSS only
Animation (color)yesyes no yes no
extra module, CSS only
Eventsyesyes yes yes yes
DOMReadyyesyesyesyes yes
Ajax/XHRyesyes yes yes yes
Promises/A+-compatibleyesyes yes no no
JSONyesyes yes yes yes
Cookiesyesyes no yes no
Form Serializationyesyes yes no yes
Collection Helpers yesno yes yes yes
AMD support yesyes yes no no
Templates yesno no no no
Number Formatting yesno no no no
Date Formatting yesno no no no
Date Arithmetic yesno no no no
Online Builder yes
modules and functions
yes
modules and functions
no yes
modules
no
Internet Explorer 6-8 compatible yes
IE-support optional
yes
IE-support optional
yes
jQuery 1.x only
yes no

Browser Compatibility

Minified has been tested successfully with...

FirefoxChromeInternet ExplorerSafari / iOSSafari / MacOSAndroid browser
3.6 and higher14 and higher6.0 and higheriOS 3.0 and higher5.1 and higherAndroid 2.2 and higher