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    grunt-snapshotspublic

    grunt-snapshots

    Take screenshots of your evolving front-end periodically during development.

    Getting Started

    This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

    If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

    npm install grunt-snapshots --save-dev

    Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

    grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-snapshots');

    Note You must also have PhantomJS installed and have the phantom executable in your PATH. See the PhantomJS home for installation instructions.

    The "snapshots" task

    Overview

    In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named snapshots to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

    grunt.initConfig({
      snapshots: {
        options: {
          // Task-specific options go here.
        },
      },
    })

    Options

        filename: 'pic',
        path: 'tmp/custom/pics',
        extension: 'png',
        url: 'http://localhost:9001',
        unique: false
    

    options.filename

    Type: String Default value: 'pic'

    A string value that is used to do something with whatever.

    options.path

    Type: String Default value: 'tmp/default/screenshots'

    Path to the folder in which to keep screenshots.

    options.extension

    Type: String Default value: 'png'

    File extension to write to. Valid formats are 'gif', 'jpeg', 'pdf', and 'png'.

    options.url

    Type: String Default value: 'http://www.google.com'

    The URL of which to take screenshots. Use Grunt's grunt-contrib-connect Plugin to open a server to test localhost.

    options.unique

    Type: Boolean Default value: false

    This option will append a random string of alphanumeric characters to the end of each screenshot's filename.

    options.timestamp

    Type: Boolean Default value: false

    This option will append a Unix timestamp to the end of each screenshot's filename.

    Usage Examples

    Default Options

    This example will place a png screenshot of http://www.google.com inside a tmp/default/screenshots folder.

    grunt.initConfig({
      snapshots: {
        options: {},
      },
    })

    Custom Options

    In this example, a screenshot is taken of a test index.html file is served on http://localhost:9001 from the test/fixtures folder.

    grunt.initConfig({
      connect: {
        server: {
          options: {
            hostname: 'localhost',
            port: 9001,
            base: 'test/fixtures',
          },
        },
      },
      snapshots: {
        options: {
          filename: 'pic',
          path: 'tmp/custom/pics',
          extension: 'png',
          url: 'http://localhost:9001',
          unique: false,
          timestamp: true
        },
      },
    })

    Contributing

    In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

    Release History

    0.1.0 Initial release.

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