I am using an FTP client to download/edit/upload CSS files of my child theme. Typically that worked smoothly and updates were seen after refreshing the page in the browser immediately.
However, on my current fresh wordpress install, I see changes in my CSS only after a few minutes, which makes the whole process really annoying. I don't quite know what I am doing wrong.
Here some details:
I use a child-theme which uses the twentythirteen theme as a parent.
It's definitley not a browser cache issue, since I work on chrome incognito mode with the dev-console opened (and enabled Disable cache (while DevTools is open) checkbox)
One strange thing I observer is, that, when accessing the child theme's CSS file directly in the browser it appears differently sometimes. I suspect, Wordpress is somehow accessing the CSS file and if there was a change, it caches the file and from then on returnes a minified version of the CSS. Maybe this is the root cause of the error. This is what the file actually looks like: http://i.imgur.com/TAUYjGR.png This is what the same file most of the times looks like when accessed via the browser directly: http://i.imgur.com/QnycJ2r.png
This is the excerpt of the child-theme's functions.php which shows how the child-theme's style is included. Maybe I am doing something wrong here: http://pastebin.com/0MRjTTjf
Hope you can help me.