Pattern Lab Node Core
This repository contains the core functionality for Pattern Lab Node. Pattern Lab helps you and your team build thoughtful, pattern-driven user interfaces using atomic design principles.
Support for Pattern Lab Node
Pattern Lab Node wouldn't be what it is today without the support of the community. It will always be free and open source. Continued development is made possible in part from the support of these wonderful project supporters. If you want to learn more about supporting the project, visit the Pattern Lab Node Patreon page.
💯 Thanks for support from the following:
Pattern Lab Node can be used different ways. Editions are example pairings of Pattern Lab code and do not always have an upgrade path or simple means to run as a dependency within a larger project. Users wishing to be most current and have the greatest flexibility are encouraged to consume
patternlab-node directly. Users wanting to learn more about Pattern Lab and have a tailored default experience are encouraged to start with an Edition. Both methods still expect to interact with other elements of the Pattern Lab Ecosystem.
As of Pattern Lab Node 3.X,
patternlab-node can run standalone, without the need for task runners like gulp or grunt.
npm install @pattern-lab/patternlab-node
See Usage for more information.
For users wanting a more pre-packaged experience several editions are available.
- Pattern Lab/Node: Gulp Edition contains info how to get started within a Gulp task running environment.
- Pattern Lab/Node: Grunt Edition contains info how to get started within a Grunt task running environment.
- Pattern Lab/Node: Vanilla Edition contains info how to get started within a pure node environment.
- Pattern Lab/Node: Webpack Edition contains info how to get started within a webpack environment.
Thanks to the team at Comcast for open-sourcing this stellar work!
Core, and Editions, are part of the Pattern Lab Ecosystem. With this architecture, we encourage people to write and maintain their own Editions, Starterkits, and even PatternEngines.
patternlab-node can be required within any Node environment, taking in a configuration file at instantiation.
const config = ;const patternlab = config;// build, optionally watching or choosing incremental buildspatternlab;// or build, watch, and then self-hostpatternlab;
Read more about configuration via
Many events are emitted during Pattern Lab operations, originally built to support plugins. Below is a sample, allowing users to be informed of asset or pattern changes.
Development Installation / Workflow
mkdir /patternlab-nodecd /patternlab-nodegit clone https://github.com/pattern-lab/patternlab-node.gitnpm installnpm linkcd location/of/editionOrSourceAndConfignpm link @pattern-lab/patternlab-node
The above is a bit verbose, but illustrates:
- how to clone this repository to an arbitrary location
- install all dependencies (run
npm install --devif your NODE_ENV is production for some reason)
- setup the
npm linkto your local copy
- use the local copy of patternlab-node in your edition / working directory
Make sure to change to whichever branch you intend to hack on or test within your cloned repository, such as
If you find yourself here and are looking to upgrade, check out how to upgrade from version to version of Pattern Lab Node here: https://github.com/pattern-lab/patternlab-node/wiki/Upgrading
View the ChangeLog for the latest Pattern Lab Node updates.
If you'd like to contribute to Pattern Lab Node, please do so! There is always a lot of ground to cover and something for your wheelhouse.
Please read the guidelines: https://github.com/pattern-lab/patternlab-node/blob/master/.github/CONTRIBUTING.md
- @bmuenzenmeyer - Lead Maintainer
- @geoffp - Core Contributor
- @raphaelokon - CLI Contributor
- @tburny - Core Contributor
The Pattern Lab Node team uses our gitter.im channel, pattern-lab/node to keep in sync, share updates, and talk shop. Please stop by to say hello or as a first place to turn if stuck. Other channels in the Pattern Lab organization can be found on gitter too.
Ask or answer Pattern Lab questions on Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/patternlab.io