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Scaffold and serve html, specifically focused on bl.ocks. Go from idea to block from the comfort of your own text editor.



bl.ocks is a great tool! But using the Gist site as a text editor is no fun. This little tool helps you make blocks just a tiny bit faster:

  • one command, blockup, scaffolds and serves a new block
  • write ES6 and it gets compiled down to ES5
  • write Stylus and it gets compiled to CSS (because you have a finite number of keystrokes)
  • browser reloads on file change
  • errors during compilation pop up in notification bar
  • check for missing expected files with blockup check
  • publish directly to gist with blockup publish

That's it for now. It probably won't grow beyond this. But if you have an idea, I'd like to hear it!


Usage: blockup <command>
  new      scaffold and serve a new block (default if directory is empty)
  serve    serve current block (default if directory is not empty)
  check    check if any expected files are missing
  publish  publish this block as a gist via gistup
  -h, --help  Show help                                                [boolean]
  --version   Show version number                                      [boolean]

great! but is there a way to upload to gist from the command line?

Yes! You can use the built-in command blockup publish for most use cases. If you need something more configurable, you can also try using gistup directly.


npm install -g blockup