node package manager



  • A generator for Yeoman. Based on Kaleidos front-end structure and workflow.
  • Current version alpha 0.0.3
  • Update: Still in Alpha (but suitable for developement!)


 Version 2, December 2004
 Copyright (C) 2004 Sam Hocevar
  14 rue de Plaisance, 75014 Paris, France
 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
 copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
 as the name is changed.

Front-o-matic Stack

Front-o-matic includes so far:

  • HTML5 boilerplateH
  • HTML5Shiv
  • LESS
  • LESSHat
  • KHelpers - Kaleidos LESS Helpers
  • RequireJS
  • jQuery
  • CoffeeScript
  • Underscore
  • BackboneJs


  • Js Linting for statiic js files like Gruntfile
  • CoffeScript linting
  • Image optimization
  • HTML hinting
  • HTML prettifying
  • LESS linting
  • Less Compiling and concat
  • Minify for development
  • CoffeScript compiler.
  • JS Uglifier
  • Local Server
  • Watch and reload when changes on any file in the project

How to install?

Not every new computer comes with a Yeoman pre-installed. He lives in the npm package repository. You only have to ask for him once, then he packs up and moves into your hard drive. Make sure you clean up, he likes new and shiny things.

Since front-o-matic it's not yet ready for the official grunt repo, you can:

Clone or fork the project in your computer

Create a link

$ npm -g link

Go to the folder you want to create your project on and type

$ yo front-o-matic


$ Grunt

Open the server

$ localhost:9001


You can change the optional output front-o-matic folder:


$ Gruntfile.js

Find the variable globalConfig and change its dest value for the folder where you want your output.


We are regularly asked whether we can add or take away features. If a change is good enough to have a positive impact on all users, we are happy to consider it.

If not, generator-webapp is fork-friendly and you can always maintain a custom version which you npm install && npm link to continue using via yo webapp or a name of your choosing.