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Make It Happen generator

An opinionated Yeoman generator that scaffolds a Browserify-based, Grunt-built web app.

Maintainer: Dan Delany


Always installed:



npm install -g generator-make-it-happen

Then run the debug server:

grunt debug

The development build will be created in build/dev. NOTE: files in the build directory should never be modified, as they will be overwritten whenever the grunt task is run. Make all modifications in src.

To build a minified version of the app for distribution, run the 'build' grunt task:

grunt build

The build will be created in build/dist.


Planned features in rough order of priority:

  • Unit tests for generator
  • Unit testing framework(s) for app
  • Image (PNG/GIF/JPG/SVG) minification
  • Sprite generation
  • JSHint Javascript linter
  • Choice of Underscore or Lodash
  • Bacon.model?
  • Backbone option?
  • Jekyll?


See the contributing docs.

Bugs and feature requests may be reported on the Github issues page.

Pull requests are welcome. However, this is an opinionated generator, and your opinions on what should be included may differ from ours. For this reason, filing an issue to discuss your planned contribution before writing any code is encouraged.


Copyright © 2014

This work is free. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License, Version 2, as published by Sam Hocevar. See the file for more details.