Build Twitter Bootstrap from source with your own separate
Synopsis: The twbs task will take a copy of the Twitter Bootstrap source files (available via Bower or downloading directly) and combine it with your customised version of any of bootstrap
This plugin wraps Bootstrap's own
Gruntfile.js, in order to avoid effort either ripping out the required build tasks or altering that copy of Bootstrap. This allows you to easily upgrade to newer versions of Bootstrap and keep your customisations isolated.
This plugin requires Grunt
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-twbs --save-dev
You'll need the source files from Twitter Bootstrap. The easiest way is to use bower to install it:
npm install -g bowerbower install bootstrap
Run this task with the
grunt twbs command.
Task targets and options may be specified according to the grunt Configuring tasks guide.
Location of your Twitter Bootstrap source files.
Location of your customised
.less files that will be used to build Twitter Bootstrap instead of the standard
bootstrap/less/*.less files. Original bootstrap filenames must be used.
Destination (path and filename) of the
.min.css file that the Twitter Bootstrap build process will produce.
Command to run on bootstrap's grunt Grunt commands guide.
A single file to be built. Files will be output to the
dist directory within your
bootstrap source files directory. The
custom.less file should be based on Bootstrap's
less/bootstrap.less file, with your own modifications.
A more complete example using bootstrap from npm and compiling every file in dist:
- Add Bootstrap version detection, to possibly support older builds.
- 2015-09-21 v0.0.5 Added support for multiple files and bootstrap build commands
- 2014-12-04 v0.0.4 Added
- 2014-11-28 v0.0.3 Fixed textual mistakes.
- 2014-11-28 v0.0.2 Added Readme and various other standard files.
- 2014-11-28 v0.0.1 Initial release of early code.