Mobify.js is an open source library for improving responsive sites by providing responsive images, JS/CSS optimization, Adaptive Templating and more. Mobify.js also provides a "Capturing" API for manipulating the DOM before any resources have loaded, giving developers the ability to enable the listed features above without changing any backend markup.
For instructions on how to use the library, follow the instructions on mobifyjs.com or build the docs site manually in the instructions below.
Mobify.js uses Grunt.js and Require.js to build the library, and manage all of the dependencies. First, you will need to install the grunt-cli globally:
npm install -g grunt-cli
And then download the latest code from git and install the dependancies:
git checkout https://github.com/mobify/mobifyjs.git cd mobifyjs npm install
Now, to build the library, simply run the following command:
build folder to see the generated Mobify.js libraries.
Mobify.js is built with AMD modules using almond.js.
In order to build Mobify.js during development without having to run
grunt build everytime you change a file, run the following command:
This will run a development server on http://localhost:3000 using connect,
and build the library every time the files in
To see how the project is setup to build, open up
Gruntfile.js and have a look!
Require.js is used to build Mobify.js.
- src/config.js # The require.js base config for all build mobify.js builds
- src/mobify-library.js # Defines how to build the full mobify.js library
There is also an example custom build file to make it simple to build a custom mobify.js library (or to compile the library with executable code):
To create a custom build, run the following:
`cp mobify-custom.js.example mobify-custom.js`
grunt serve as normal. The output of the custom build will be
Note: We use a
mobifyjs symlink to resolve paths so they can be the same
locally as they are on the CDN. This can be problematic for Windows.
Tests for Mobify.js are written in QUnit. To run them individually, run
grunt serve and then go to
or any other of the QUnit tests in the /tests/ folder.
To run all of the tests in an automated fashion using Phantomjs (the headless webkit browser) run the following command:
It's also important when developing not to run into any regressions on all of the supported browsers. The Gruntfile is setup to be able to run qunit tests on many browsers we support (in order to do this yourself, you will need a Saucelabs Connect username and key).
cp localConfig.js.example localConfig.js # Add your Saucelabs username and key to localConfig.js grunt saucelabs
- All Webkit browsers (Safari, Chrome, Netfront, etc)
- Firefox - version 4 and up
- Opera - 11 and up (previous versions untested)
- IE - 10 and up
Not Using Capturing:
Support for using the API without Capturing has not been tested, but it will at minimum support the browsers listed above (as well, it should cover many older browsers)
The compiled documentation for Mobify.js can be found online at mobifyjs.com.
The static site is built with Jekyll. Run the following commands to get the docs running locally:
gem install jekyll grunt jekyll
Then navigate to http://localhost:4000/mobifyjs/docs/.