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Website's boilerplate

A website's boilerplate using grunt, bower and less.


  1. Install Git, if you don't have it yet.
  2. Install NodeJS, if you don't have it yet.


Once you have all dependencies installed, you just need to:

Open your terminal and clone the project.

$ git clone

Then go to the project's folder.

$ cd website-boilerplate

Install local dependencies.

$ npm install

You should to put your Google Analytics ID in /project/assets/js/analytics.js

var gaId = 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X'; // change 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X' for your Google Analytics ID

You should to put your website name in /project/.htaccess, change website to your website

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [r=301,NC]


Execute the command below to generate the website into /dist directory and start the server (before the development).

$ npm start

Execute this to generate the website into /dist directory (after the development).

$ grunt build

Then run on the browser.



Grunt /tasks:

  • grunt-contrib-clean: delete the /dist path
  • grunt-contrib-copy: copy the .html,.htaccess and robots.txt to /dist
  • grunt-contrib-htmlmin: minify the .html files
  • grunt-contrib-uglify: minify combine and minify the .js files
  • grunt-contrib-imagemin: minify the images
  • grunt-contrib-cssmin: minify the .css file
  • grunt-contrib-less: css preprocessor
  • grunt-purifycss: remove the css code that is not using
  • grunt-csscomb: combine the css media queries
  • grunt-contrib-connect: start the server on http://localhost:8081
  • grunt-contrib-watch: watch for modifications on .css, .js and .html
  • grunt-concurrent: start more than one watch per time

You should read this

  • When you use any js component on bower, add it on /task/uglify.js
  • When you use any css component on bower, add it on /task/less.js
  • When you use any css class that is added on html through js, add the .js file on /task/purifycss.js