Refresh your CSS (or page) with each save via LiveReload.
First, install this grunt plugin next to your project's grunt.js gruntfile with:
npm install grunt-livereload
Second, add this line to your project's
Third, have livereload monitor changes to browser-accessible resources. This part is crucial, as CSS, if specified correctly, can be reloaded without refreshing the entire page.
// grunt.js...livereload :options :base : 'public'files : 'public/**/*'...
In this example,
public/css/app.css will trigger a reload of the
css/app.css resource only,
public/index.html will cause a full page refresh.
Finally, ensure your
watch task doesn't process CSS at the same time it
processes HTML, JS, and other resources that are being monitored:
// grunt.jswatch:somecss:files: '**/*.css'tasks: 'copy:somecss'js:files: '**/*.js'tasks: 'concat'
Many people watch everything and run their build process each time. This
is unecessarily slow and prevents LiveReload from being able to see when
.css has changed. So, it's recommended that you watch different
types of files and perform only what's necessary to rebuild those.
This way, CSS is copied/processed alone and LiveReload will seamlessly replace the styles in your page without refreshing the whole browser.
livereloadattempts to start an already-running server, it logs to the console rather than throwing an
err. (This is common when clearing
livereloadtask is ran while server is running
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