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Yet Another Web App Generator

Yeoman generator that scaffolds out a front-end web app, based on the official webapp generator.


This project depends on a few others that needs to be installed seperatly :

  • To run
    • yo (install : npm install -g yo)
  • To be usefull (ie: to run the project scaffolded with it)
    • grunt (install : npm install -g grunt-cli)
    • compass (install : gem install compass)


  • Assemble
  • CSS Autoprefixing (new)
  • Built-in preview server with LiveReload
  • Automagically compile CoffeeScript & Compass
  • Automagically lint your scripts
  • Automagically wire up your Bower components. Supported both with and without (new) RequireJS.
  • Awesome Image Optimization (via OptiPNG, pngquant, jpegtran and gifsicle)
  • Mocha Unit Testing with PhantomJS
  • Optional - RequireJS
  • Optional - Bootstrap for SASS
  • Optional - Leaner Modernizr builds
  • Optional - GroundworkCSS : a fully responsive HTML5, CSS and Javascript toolkit created by @ghepting.

For more information on what generator-yawa can do for you, take a look at the Grunt tasks used in our package.json.

Getting Started

  • Install: npm install -g generator-yawa
  • Run: yo yawa
  • Run grunt build for building and grunt server for preview


  • --skip-install

    Skips the automatic execution of bower and npm after scaffolding has finished.

  • --test-framework <framework>

    Defaults to mocha. Can be switched for another supported testing framework like jasmine.


  • Investigate other template engine integration (Dust.js, Underscore, Jade...) using Assemble (or not).


If you find a bug or woud like to see a new feature added, please fill an issue here on github or even better, send a pull request.


YAWA Generator is brought to you by Jeremie Parker and made possible by the awsome work of all the opensource community around Yeoman, Grunt, Bootstrap, Groundwork etc...


BSD license