Grunt boilerplate for web designers
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Grunt boilerplate for web designers

Grunt boilerplate for web designers provides a nice directory and file structure to aid web-designers kickstart their next project. It will help you in the development and deployment process of any HTML-based template (and not only). Some of the features that you get out of the box are:


Follow the Getting started with Grunt for an in-depth look at setting up Grunt, but basically:

  1. Boot up Terminal
  2. Make sure to have Node.js installed.
  3. You need to install Image Optimization gem (gem install image_optim). Find out how to install gems here
  4. Install Grunt CLI globally npm install -g grunt-cli
  5. cd to your project folder
  6. Git clone (git clone or download the zip from
  7. Install Grunt and required grunt tasks npm install
  8. Run grunt serve and enjoy

File structure

Your development environment is the into the app directory - you do all the work there. Whenever you are ready you can build the work by running the grunt task. This task will generate a public directory that will contain all your files (CSS, JS, HTML and images) optimized and ready to distribute/upload/share.


You can run the below tasks.

  1. grunt (default task) : Creates a public directory with all the optimized files (read File structure section for more details).
  2. grunt serve : Probably the most usable task. Just run this task and work elegantly with live-reload, Sass compilation and JS linting on your localhost (http://localhost:8000).
  3. grunt test : Lints the Javascript files.


  • fix the "Port 35729 is already in use by another process"