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Skcript Gulp Starter

Skcript's very own Gulp Starter Kit for faster Front-End Development.

Latest updates -

  • Added Site Accent Colors and Some Macros.

  • Added all the meta tags and updated global.json file.

  • Added Static files such as 404, humans.txt, manifest.json and robots.txt.

  • Added another page to HTML (about page).

  • Added browserupgrade message on IE8.

  • Added main_header_classes for HTML Pages.


Features Tools Used
CSS Sass (Libsass via node-sass), Autoprefixer, CSSNano, Source Maps
JavaScript Babel, Webpack
HTML Nunjucks, gulp-data, or bring your own
Images Compression with imagemin
Icons Auto-generated SVG Sprites and/or Icon Fonts
Fonts Folder and .sass mixin for including WebFonts
Live Updating BrowserSync, Webpack Dev Middleware, Webpack Hot Middleware
Production Builds JS and CSS are uglified and minified, filename md5 hashing (reving), file size reporting, local production Express server for testing builds.
JS Testing Karma, Mocha, Chai, and Sinon, Example Travis CI integration
Deployment Quickly deploy public folder to gh-pages with gulp-gh-pages

Install Dependencies

npm install

Run development tasks:

npm start

Aliases: npm run gulp, npm run development

Run in tests in watch mode:

npm run test:watch

Run tests once:

npm run test

Build production files:

npm run production

Configuration

Directory and top level settings are convienently exposed in gulpfile.js/config.json. Use this file to update paths to match the directory structure of your project, and to adjust task options.

All task configuration objects have src and dest directories specfied. These are relative to root.src and root.dest respectively. Each configuration also has an extensions array. This is used for file watching, and file deleting/replacing.

If there is a feature you do not wish to use on your project, simply delete the configuration, and the task will be skipped.

Not all configuration is exposed here. For advanced task configuration, you can always edit the tasks themselves in gulpfile.js/tasks.

Start compiling, serving, and watching files

npm run gulp

(or npm run development)

This runs gulp from ./node_modules/bin, using the version installed with this project, rather than a globally installed instance. All commands in the package.json scripts work this way. The gulp command runs the default task, defined in gulpfile.js/tasks/default.js.

All files will compile in development mode (uncompressed with source maps). BrowserSync will serve up files to localhost:3000 and will stream live changes to the code and assets to all connected browsers. Don't forget about the additional BrowserSync tools available on localhost:3001!

To run any other existing task, simply add the task name after the gulp command. Example:

npm run gulp production

Additional Task Details

Build production-ready files

npm run production

This will compile revisioned and compressed files to ./public. To build production files and preview them locally, run

npm run demo

This will start a static server that serves your production files to http://localhost:5000. This is primarily meant as a way to preview your production build locally, not necessarily for use as a live production server.

Run JavaScript Tests

npm run test

Test files located in __tests__ folders are picked up and run using Karma, Mocha, Chai, and Sinon. The test script right now first compiles a production build, and then, if successful runs Karma. This is nice when using something like Travis CI in that if an error occurs during the build step, Travis alerts me that it failed. To pass, the files have to compile properly AND pass the JS tests.

Deploy to gh-pages

npm run deploy

This task compiles production code and then uses gulp-gh-pages to push the contents of your dest.root to a gh-pages (or other specified) branch, viewable at http://[your-username].github.io/[your-repo-name]. Be sure to update the homepage property in your package.json.