While perusing through the countless design/development blogs out there I came across Pointless Existence, and a very easy to implement method for reducing bandwidth usage for sites with Apache/PHP servers.
Basically, the following code is placed at the top of your PHP pages:
<?php ob_start("ob_gzhandler"); ?>
When the page is requested, the server will remove whitespace and compress the document to the tune of 25-75% depending on the density of the code. Inspired by this post, I did some Googling and found “The Definitive Post on Gzipping your CSS” at Fifty Four Eleven from June 13th. How did I not know about this before? In the spirit of the ongoing inside joke in our office – “Hello, and Welcome to LAST WEEK!”