Like so many others, I started maintaining my own collection of helper functions that provided only what I needed from jQuery. As I worked on several projects, more and more helper functions have beed added. When I packaged them for sharing between projects, they became a library of their own. Challenged by the idea of creating a valid replacement for jQuery at a fraction of the size, I tried to match jQuery feature by feature, but always with a focus on keeping the size as small as possible. In July 2013, after about a year of development, the Minified Web module was finally ready for its first release.
Today, Minified is so mature and provides so many features that I believe that Minified has become an awesome alternative to jQuery, surpassing it in many aspects, and all of this at a fraction of the size.
Thank you for your interest in Minified!