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Starter Project CLI creates a perfect Gulp development environment for everyone within a few minutes.

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Starter Project CLI, or SPRO (pronounces es-pro), is a command line interface that could save you a vast amount of time that you usually spend on configuring your project. SPRO's mission is to set up a perfect development environment by learning about your project architecture and then setting up Gulp tasks for all your needs.

SPRO should be considered as a boilerplate of predefined Gulp tasks. SPRO would install Gulp tasks for processing the following file types:

The tasks include compiling, lintering, formatting, compressing, and transforming your source file to produce the most optimized production files.

Info: If you would like to add a Gulp task, feel free to open a pull request, or request a feature by creating a new issue.

Table of Contents

Resources

Besides this documentation, you could learn more about SPRO by reading the following articles:

Also, you could watch the full course about SPRO on Skillshare (registration required):

Installation

You could use SPRO as a global or local package.

To install the package locally, run:

npm install starter-project-cli --save

To install the package globally, run:

npm install --global starter-project-cli --save

Getting started

After successful installation, you could run the spro command. If you have installed the package locally, you could initialize the package by running the following command:

node_modules/.bin/spro start

If you have installed the package globally, you could initialize the package by running the following command:

spro start

SPRO would prompt you to ask a few questions about the project structure.

Starter Project CLI in action

Once you answer all questions, SPRO would do two things:

Warning: Note that the installation process could last a few minutes.

Gulp tasks

In the gulpfile.js folder you could find all Gulp task files and configuration files.

There are four available major Gulp tasks:

TaskDescription
defaultthe task for running all the tasks (useful for more thorough development process)
buildthe task for running all tasks with the exit process (useful for Netlify builds, for example)
devthe task for running only essential tasks (useful for basic development process)
cleanthe task for deleting compiled code.

And there are three optional Gulp tasks for versioning (available only you choose SEMVER option):

TaskDescription
bumpPatchthe task for bumping patch versions of the package.json file
bumpMinorthe task for bumping minor versions of the package.json file
bumpMajorthe task for bumping major versions of the package.json file

Pro tip: Run gulp --tasks to see all available Gulp tasks.

Configuration file

If you want more control over your Gulp tasks, you could find the configuration files for every single Gulp task in the gulpfile.js folder.

.starter-project.json is the main configuration file in which you could find all your answers from the command line.

{
  {
  "proot": "./",
  "src": "src",
  "dist": "dist",
  "sync": {
    "run": true
  },
  "html": {
    "run": true,
    "src": "html",
    "dist": "",
    "pug": false,
    "minify": true,
    "inline": true,
    "lint": true
  },
  "css": {
    "run": true,
    "src": "scss",
    "dist": "css",
    "sass": true,
    "minify": true,
    "autoprefix": true,
    "sourcemaps": true,
    "lint": true
  },
  "js": {
    "run": true,
    "src": "js",
    "dist": "js",
    "uglify": true,
    "lint": true,
    "sourcemaps": true
  },
  "gfx": {
    "run": true,
    "src": "gfx",
    "dist": "gfx"
  },
  "fonts": {
    "run": true,
    "src": "fonts",
    "dist": "fonts"
  },
  "favicon": {
    "run": true
  },
  "critical": {
    "run": true
  },
  "gzip": {
    "run": true
  },
  "kss": {
    "run": true,
    "dist": "docs/styleguide"
  },
  "sassdoc": {
    "run": true,
    "dist": "docs/sass"
  },
  "jsdoc": {
    "run": true,
    "dist": "docs/js"
  },
  "bump": {
    "run": true
  }
}

Avoid editing this file manually, unless you know what you are doing. Run spro start command again instead.

See more about individual configuring tasks in the Task Configuration section.

Path Placeholders

SPRO provides path placeholders for easier configuration. All path placeholders would be replaced with settings from the main config file, .starter-project.json file.

Use path placeholders to avoid hardcoding paths in the project.

Here is the list of all available path placeholders:

PlaceholderReplacement
helpers.prootproject root path
helpers.sourceproject source path
helpers.distproject destination path
config.html.srcproject HTML source path
config.html.distproject HTML source path
config.css.srcproject CSS source path
config.css.distproject CSS destination path
config.js.srcproject JavaScript source path
config.js.distproject JavaScript destination path

Command

SPRO package has only one command:

Also, you could run spro --version to check the version of the package.

Task Configuration

Every task has its own configuration file.

BrowserSync Configuration

The default BrowserSync configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "port": 8080,
  "server": {
    "baseDir": ""
  }
}

You could see all available options on BrowserSync the npm page.

Favicon Configuration

The default favicon configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "run": true,
  "src": "helpers.source/config.html.src/_assets/favicon.pug",
  "dest": "helpers.source/config.html.src/_assets"
}

To make the favicon task work, you should visit the RealFaviconGenerator and run the wizard. At the end of the process, you should copy the setting and put them in the .favicon-data.json file under gulpfile.js directory.

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

HTML Configuration

The default HTML configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "pugConfig": {
    "basedir": "",
    "pretty": true
  },
  "htmllintConfig": {
    "config": "",
    "failOnError": false
  },
  "htmlminConfig": {
    "collapseWhitespace": true
  },
  "renameConfig": {
    "extname": ".html"
  },
  "inlineConfig": {
    "rootpath": ""
  }
}

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

CSS Configuration

The default CSS configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "sassConfig": {
    "includePaths": [
      "helpers.proot/node_modules/modularscale-sass/stylesheets/",
      "helpers.proot/node_modules/sass-mq/",
      "helpers.proot/node_modules/normalize.css/",
      "helpers.source/config.css.src/",
      "helpers.source/config.css.src/components/"
    ]
  },
  "styleLintConfig": {
    "reporters": [{
      "formatter": "string",
      "console": true
    }]
  },
  "autoprefixerConfig": {
    "browsers": ["last 5 versions"],
    "cascade": false
  },
  "renameConfig": {
    "suffix": ".min"
  }
}

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

JavaScript Configuration

The default JavaScript configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "eslintConfig": {
    "configFile": "helpers.proot/.eslintrc.json",
    "fix": true,
    "quiet": true
  },
  "includeConfig": {
    "hardFail": true,
    "includePaths": [
      "helpers.proot/node_modules"
    ]
  },
  "babelConfig": {
    "presets": ["@babel/env"]
  },
  "standardConfig": {
    "breakOnError": false,
    "showRuleNames": true,
    "standard": {
      "globals": [
        "requestAnimationFrame",
        "sessionStorage"
      ]
    }
  },
  "renameConfig": {
    "suffix": ".min"
  }
}

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

Images Configuration

The default images configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "gifConfig": {
    "interlaced": true
  },
  "jpegConfig": {
    "quality": 90,
    "progressive": true
  },
  "pngConfig": {
    "quality": [0.8, 0.9]
  },
  "svgConfig": {
    "plugins": [
      {
        "cleanupAttrs": true
      },
      {
        "removeDoctype": true
      },
      {
        "removeComments": true
      },
      {
        "removeXMLProcInst": true
      },
      {
        "removeMetadata": true
      },
      {
        "removeTitle": false
      },
      {
        "removeDesc": false
      },
      {
        "removeUselessDefs": true
      },
      {
        "removeXMLNS": false
      },
      {
        "removeEditorsNSData": true
      },
      {
        "removeEmptyAttrs": true
      },
      {
        "removeHiddenElems": true
      },
      {
        "removeEditorsNSData": true
      },
      {
        "removeEmptyText": true
      },
      {
        "removeEmptyContainers": true
      },
      {
        "removeViewBox": false
      },
      {
        "cleanupEnableBackground": true
      },
      {
        "convertStyleToAttrs": true
      },
      {
        "convertColors": true
      },
      {
        "convertPathData": true
      },
      {
        "convertTransform": true
      },
      {
        "removeUnknownsAndDefaults": true
      },
      {
        "removeNonInheritableGroupAttrs": true
      },
      {
        "removeUselessStrokeAndFill": true
      },
      {
        "removeUnusedNS": true
      },
      {
        "cleanupIDs": false
      },
      {
        "cleanupNumericValues": true
      },
      {
        "cleanupListOfValues": true
      },
      {
        "moveElemsAttrsToGroup": true
      },
      {
        "moveGroupAttrsToElems": false
      },
      {
        "collapseGroups": true
      },
      {
        "removeRasterImages": true
      },
      {
        "mergePaths": true
      },
      {
        "convertShapeToPath": false
      },
      {
        "sortAttrs": true
      },
      {
        "removeDimensions": true
      },
      {
        "removeAttrs": false
      },
      {
        "removeElementsByAttr": false
      },
      {
        "addClassesToSVGElement": false
      },
      {
        "addAttributesToSVGElement": false
      },
      {
        "removeStyleElement": false
      },
      {
        "removeScriptElement": false
      },
      {
        "removeDimensions": false
      }
    ]
  }
}

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

Critical CSS Configuration

The default Critical CSS configuration is defined as follows:

[{
  "src": "style.css",
  "settings": {
    "out": "style.critical.css",
    "url": "http://localhost:8080/",
    "width": 1920,
    "height": 1200,
    "keepLargerMediaQueries": true,
    "strict": false,
    "blockJSRequests": false,
    "phantomJsOptions": {
      "ssl-protocol": "any",
      "ignore-ssl-errors": true
    }
  }
}]

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

Gzip Configuration

The default Gzip configuration is defined as follows:

{}

You could see all available options on gulp-gzip the npm page.

Semver Configuration

The default Semver configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "src": ["helpers.proot/package.json"]
}

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

KSS Configuration

The default KSS configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "title": "Starter Project",
  "source": "helpers.source",
  "destination": "helpers.dist/docs/styleguide/",
  "css": [
    "helpers.dist/config.css.dist/style.css",
    "helpers.dist/config.css.dist/foft.css"
  ],
  "js": [
    "helpers.dist/js/foftFontLoading.js"
  ]
}

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

SassDoc Configuration

The default SassDoc configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "dest": "/docs/sass/",
  "package": "package.json",
  "autofill": true,
  "verbose": true,
  "theme": "default",
  "display": {
    "access": ["public", "private"],
    "alias": true,
    "watermark": true
  },
  "groups": {
    "undefined": "Misc"
  },
  "basePath": "https://starter.silvestarbistrovic.from.hr/docs/sass/"
}

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

JSDoc Configuration

The default JSDoc configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "src": [
    "helpers.source/config.js.src/homepage.md",
    "helpers.source/config.js.src/"
  ],
  "settings": {
    "tags": {
      "allowUnknownTags": true
    },
    "opts": {
      "destination": "helpers.dist/docs/js/"
    },
    "plugins": [
      "plugins/markdown"
    ],
    "templates": {
      "cleverLinks": true,
      "monospaceLinks": false,
      "default": {
        "outputSourceFiles": true
      },
      "path": "ink-docstrap",
      "theme": "simplex",
      "navType": "vertical",
      "linenums": true,
      "dateFormat": "MMMM Do YYYY, h:mm:ss a"
    }
  }
}

If you need more help understanding the configuration, please open a new issue.

Helpers Configuration

The default helpers configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "wait": 20000
}

Watch Configuration

The default watch configuration is defined as follows:

{
  "ignoreInitial": true
}

This setting will tell Gulp when to terminate the build (watch) process.

Questions

SPRO would ask you the following questions:

Dependencies

Every possible package for Gulp tasks:

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