@micahgodbolt/grunt-phantomcss

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    grunt-phantomcss

    Automate CSS regression testing with PhantomCSS

    This is a fork of the original grunt-phantomcss, with the following updates and enhancements:

    • Anselmh's updates detailed here
    • More modular file structure, storing test baseline(s) and result(s) in the directory of the test file itself rather than within a single root directory. This keeps the baselines, results, and tests together with less coupling between tests.
    • PhantomJS updated to v1.98 to fix SSLv3 bug
    • New rootUrl option, to accomodate testing against multiple envirronments

    Currently this fork is not available on npm, however, you can install and use this version by following the steps below.


    Getting Started

    This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.5

    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 this plugin through the following steps.

    Install from the command line:

      $ npm install @micahgodbolt/grunt-phantomcss --save-dev
    

    Or add the following line to your package.json:

      "@micahgodbolt/grunt-phantomcss": "^1.0.0"

    Then, once the plugin has been installed via npm install, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

    grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-phantomcss');

    The "phantomcss" task

    Overview

    In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named phantomcss to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

    grunt.initConfig({
      phantomcss: {
        options: {
            screenshots: 'test/visual/screenshots/',
            results: 'results/visual/',
            viewportSize: [1280, 800],
            mismatchTolerance: 0.05,
            rootUrl: 'http://localhost:3000/' // Optional
            phantomjsArgs: [
              // optional, array of phantomJS CLI options
            ]
          },
          src: [
            'test/visual/**/*.js'
          ]
        }
    });

    Options

    src

    Type: String|Array

    The test files to run.

    options.mismatchTolerance

    Type: Number Default: 0.05

    The change percentange tolerated between screenshots (for instance to match anti-aliasing bugs).

    options.screenshots

    Type: String Default: './screenshots'

    The screenshots directory, relative to the src file, where test fixtures (comparison screenshots) are stored. Baseline screenshots will be stored here on the first run if they're not present.

    options.results

    Type: String Default: './results'

    The directory, relative to the src file, to store source, diff, and failure screenshots after tests.

    options.viewportSize

    Type: Array Default: [1280, 800]

    The viewport size to test the site in [width, height] format. Useful when testing responsive layouts.

    options.logLevel

    Type: String Default: error

    The CasperJS log level. See CasperJS: Logging for details.

    options.rootUrl

    Type: String Default: ``

    Optional parameter passed to testfiles for prepending to relative URL's. Useful when testing against multiple environments.

    options.phantomjsArgs

    Type: Array Default: []

    Optional array of CLI arguments passed when running phantomJS. See PhantomJS Command-line Options for details.

    // Example PhantomJS Command-line Options
    phantomcss: {
        options: {
            [...]
            phantomjsArgs: [
                '--ssl-protocol=tlsv1',
                '--ignore-ssl-errors=true',
            ]
        }
    }

    Usage Examples

    Basic visual tests

    Run tests in test/visual/ against comparison screenshots stored in test/visual/screenshots/, and put the resulting screenshots in results/visual/

    grunt.initConfig({
      phantomcss: {
        options: {
          screenshots: 'test/visual/screenshots/',
          results: 'results/visual/'
        },
        src: [
          'test/visual/**/*.js'
        ]
      }
    });

    Responsive layout testing

    Run tests in test/visual/ against comparison screenshots for destop and mobile. Pass rootUrl option to specify testing against http://localhost:3000/.

    grunt.initConfig({
      phantomcss: {
        desktop: {
          options: {
            screenshots: 'test/visual/desktop/',
            results: 'results/visual/desktop',
            viewportSize: [1024, 768],
            rootUrl: 'http://localhost:3000/'
          },
          src: [
            'test/visual/**.js'
          ]
        },
        mobile: {
          options: {
            screenshots: 'test/visual/mobile/',
            results: 'results/visual/mobile',
            viewportSize: [320, 480],
            rootUrl: 'http://localhost:3000/mobile/'
          },
          src: [
            'test/visual/**.js'
          ]
        }
      },
    });

    Sample test file

    Test files should do the following:

    • Instruct CasperJS to open the URL you want to test. Grunt automatically envokes casper.start() when it begins, so all test files need to start with casper.thenOpen.
    • Manipulate the page in some way if necessary. PhantomJS is known to have trouble rendering web fonts and, as such, replacing text with a standard web font may be warranted.
    • Take screenshots
    casper.thenOpen('http://localhost:3000/todo')
        .then(function() {
          this.evaluate(function() {
            $('*').css('font-family', 'arial, sans-serif');
          });
        })
        .then(function() {
          phantomcss.screenshot('#todo-app', 'Main app');
        })
        .then(function() {
          casper.fill('form.todo-form', {
            todo: 'Item1'
          }, true);
     
          phantomcss.screenshot('#todo-app', 'Item added');
        })
        .then(function() {
          casper.click('.todo-done');
     
          phantomcss.screenshot('#todo-app', 'Item checked off');
        });

    You can also make URL's relative, prepending the rootUrl to them:

    casper.thenOpen(phantom.rootUrl + 'todo')
        .then(function() {
          jQuery('*').css('font-family', 'arial, sans-serif');
        })
        .then(function() {
          phantomcss.screenshot('#todo-app', 'Main app');
        });

    Additional Resources

    See the CasperJS documentation and the PhantomCSS documentation for more information on using CasperJS and PhantomCSS.

    For further examples, refer to the following posts:

    Install

    npm i @micahgodbolt/grunt-phantomcss

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    1.0.0

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