grunt-init-yui

Create a YUI module with grunt-init.

grunt-init-yui

Create a YUI module with grunt-init, including YUITest unit tests and Istanbul code coverage.

Install grunt-init-yui globally via npm.

npm -g install grunt-init-yui

At the command-line, cd into an empty directory, run this command and follow the prompts.

grunt-init-yui

If a YUI-based project does not exist yet, it will create one. An initialized module is placed under src/{moduleName} in the current directory.

Note that this template will generate files in the current directory,so be sure to change to a new directory first if you don't want to overwrite existing files.

  --project       Only initialize a project, not a module.
  --gallery       The module initialized will live in the gallery.
 
  --no-color      Disables color output.
  --no-write      Disables writing files (dry run).
  -f, --force     Ignore warnings. Caveat emptor.
  -v, --version   Print version and exit.

When initializing a module or project, it is helpful (but by no means required) to already have a Git repo initialized:

mkdir project
cd project
git init .
project/
 ├── BUILD.md
 ├── Gruntfile.js
 ├── LICENSE-MIT
 ├── README.md
 └── package.json

This is the default module type, and is by far the most common across the core library.

 project/
 └─┬ src/
   └─┬ js-module/
     ├── HISTORY.md
     ├── README.md
     ├── build.json
     ├─┬ docs/
     │ ├── component.json
     │ └── index.mustache
     ├─┬ js/
     │ └── js-module.js
     ├─┬ meta/
     │ └── js-module.json
     └─┬ tests/
       └─┬ unit/
         ├── index.html
         └─┬ assets/
           └── js-module-test.js

A CSS module contains a css directory instead of js, and is otherwise remarkably similar to a JS module.

 project/
 └─┬ src/
   └─┬ css-module/
     ├── HISTORY.md
     ├── README.md
     ├── build.json
     ├─┬ css/
     │ └── css-module.css
     ├─┬ docs/
     │ ├── component.json
     │ └── index.mustache
     ├─┬ meta/
     │ └── css-module.json
     └─┬ tests/
       └─┬ unit/
         └── index.html

The output of the widget type is identical to js, with the addition of an assets folder containing core and skin CSS files. The metadata is also modified to require widget and sets the skinnable property to true.

 project/
 └─┬ src/
   └─┬ widget-module/
     ├── HISTORY.md
     ├── README.md
     ├── build.json
     ├─┬ assets/
     │ └─┬ widget-module/
     │   ├── widget-module-core.css
     │   └─┬ skins/
     │     ├─┬ night/
     │     │ └── widget-module-skin.css
     │     └─┬ sam/
     │       └── widget-module-skin.css
     ├─┬ docs/
     │ ├── component.json
     │ └── index.mustache
     ├─┬ js/
     │ └── widget-module.js
     ├─┬ meta/
     │ └── widget-module.json
     └─┬ tests/
       └─┬ unit/
         ├── index.html
         └─┬ assets/
           └── widget-module-test.js