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Brass Tacks -- Beta

###(Last updated: - May 14, 2016)

Brass Tacks is currently undergoing a huge rewrite as part of a larger project I am working on.

More to come on that soon...

Setting up your development environment

The only thing you need to use Brass Tacks is Sass v 3.3+.

Install SASS: http://sass-lang.com/install


You may use the included Grunt build.

This build process 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 dependencies with this command:

npm install

Building your project

Watch for changes


Watch for changes with server at port 8000

grunt server


grunt s

Brass Tacks Specifics

  • Built for HTML5 enabled modern browsers (autoprefixer targets last 3 browsers)
  • JavaScript light: only comes with a Google Analytics placeholder & link to HTML5shiv via CDN
  • Mark-up demos & code snippets within the scss files
  • Mixin, Silent Class and Variable libraries
  • scss base, helper and skeleton setup for project files

Sass Specifics

Brass Tacks' Sass files are split up into four base folders, and two optional folders, to help keep the code organized and easy to find.

  • __globals
  • _base-elements
  • _helper-classes
  • _project
  • --addons
  • --starter

Read more about the Sass file architecture and how to customize Brass Tacks in the Sass ReadMe.md.