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A simple CLI for scaffolding front-end projects using the Clarion Style Architecture.

Check out the official Documentation here:


Install Node.js, if you don't already have it installed.

In your terminal or command prompt type:

npm install -g clarion

Start a New Project

clarion new MyProject

Your dependencies will automatically be installed!

Run Your New Project

After your dependencies are installed you can run your project.

cd MyProject
npm run dev

About Your New Project

The default project is configured with SASS using the .scss syntax and webpack as the compiler and module manager.

The project architecture implements the Clarion Style Architecture.

|  |--sass/
|  |  |--00_Abstracts/     # Variables, Functions, Mixins, and Placeholders
|  |  |
|  |  |--01_Base/          # Resets/Normalize, Typography Rules, Etc.
|  |  |  |--index.scss     # Manifest File
|  |  |
|  |  |--02_Vendors/       # Style sheets provided by a third party such as themes or plug-ins
|  |  |  |--index.scss     # Manifest File
|  |  |
|  |  |--03_Elements/      # Styles for HTML tags, such as a form label, an input or a button
|  |  |  |--index.scss     # Manifest File
|  |  |
|  |  |--04_Components/    # Cards, Carousels, and Navbars
|  |  |  |--index.scss     # Manifest File
|  |  |  
|  |  |--05_Layouts/       # Grid System, Header, Footer, and Sidebars
|  |  |  |--index.scss     # Manifest File
|  |  |
|  |  |--06_Pages/         # Page specific styles
|  |  |  |--index.scss     # Manifest File
|  |  |
|  |  |--07_Utilities/     # Utilities and Helper Classes
|  |  |  |--index.scss     # Manifest File
|  |  |
|  |  |--styles.scss/      # Main Sass Manifest
|  |
|  |--scripts/
|     |--components/       # Component-Specific Scripts
|     |--services/         # Reusable Functionality
|     |--main.js

Adding a New File

Additional style files can easily be manged through the CLI as well.


clarion add <directory> <file name>


clarion add element headings

This will create the file _headings.scss in the 03_Elements directory as well as add "@import '_headings.scss'" import statement to the directory manifest file so it can be included in your final CSS file.

Removing a File

Similar to adding a file, removing files can also be done through the CLI.


clarion remove <directory> <file name>


clarion remove element headings

This will remove the file _headings.scss in the 03_Elements directory as well as remove "@import '_headings.scss'" import statement from the directory manifest file.

Building Your Project

To build your application for final use, run the build command.

npm run build

The final compiled JavaScript and CSS file are in build directory in the root of your project.


These are options you can run when initializing you project.

Project Content
-O, --only     generate the style architecture only (great for integrating into frameworks)
-E, --empty    generate an empty project without any of the start-up files (COMING SOON!!!)

Style Format
-C, --scss     files are in .scss format (default)
-A, --sass     files are in .sass format
-L, --less     files are in .less format

Task Runners and Bundlers
-W, --webpack  configure project for WebPack bundler (default)
-P, --parcel   configure project for Parcel bundler
-U, --gulp     configure project for Gulp task runner
-R, --grunt    configure project for Grunt task runner


1.0.3 - Replaced failing 'extract-text-webpack-plugin' with 'mini-css-extract-plugin' for Webpack 4.

1.0.1 - Fixed an type-o in the Grunt project.

1.0.0 - Final testing and added documentation via markdown files in each directory.

0.9.2 - Fixed bugs in SASS projects.

0.9.1 - Fixed Webpack build error.

0.9.0 - Refactored to use a better templating system and added unit tests.

0.8.7 - Updated documentation to include new site URL and install instructions.

0.8.6 - Temporarily removed "extract-text-webpack-plugin" as it is currently incompatible with Webpack v4.

0.8.5 - Updated Webpack project for changes in version 4.

0.8.4 - Added example for Vue.js.

0.8.1 - Added option for Parcel project creation.

0.7.1 - Added missing dependency for Gulp project.

0.7.0 - Revised dependency management so the latest packages are always installed, added Grunt, and added 'pixrem' to postcss.

0.6.1 - Fixed error in gulpfile.js.

0.6.0 - Modified add feature to find any directory name rather than only those in the Clarion Style Architecture.

0.5.1 - Added example for ASP.Net.

0.5.0 - Renamed 02_Themes to 02_Vendors.

0.4.4 - Added example for Jekyll.

0.4.3 - Added example for React.

0.4.2 - Added example for Angular.

0.4.1 - Added link to documentation site.


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