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@version 1.0

DSS, Documented Style Sheets, is a Grunt plugin that exposes a KSS style of comment blocking and parser of CSS, LESS, SASS and SCSS code for UI documentation generation.

Example Comment Block

  * @name Button
  * @description Your standard form button.
  * @state :hover - Highlights when hovering.
  * @state :disabled - Dims the button when disabled.
  * @state .primary - Indicates button is the primary action.
  * @state .smaller - A smaller button
  * @markup
  *   <button>This is a button</button>

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install DSS --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "DSS" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named DSS to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  DSS: {
    options: {
      // commons options go here.
    docs: {
      options: {
        // Task-specific options go here.
      files: {
        'dest/': 'source/**/*'



Type: String Default value: {task_path}/template/

A relative path to a mustache template to be used instead of the default


Type: Object Default value: {}

An object filled with key value pairs of functions to be used when parsing comment blocks. See the example below for more context about how to use these.

Example initConfig

  DSS: {
    docs: {
      options: {
        parsers: {
          // Finds @link in comment blocks
          link: function(i, line, block){

            // Replace link with HTML wrapped version
            var exp = /(b(https?|ftp|file)://[-A-Z0-9+&@#/%?=~_|!:,.;]*[-A-Z0-9+&@#/%=~_|])/ig;
            line.replace(exp, "<a href='$1'>$1</a>");
            return line;
      files: {
        'api/': 'css/**/*.{css,scss,sass,less,styl}'
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