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gulp-eta

Eta

Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor, sometimes referred to as the Jedi interceptor due to its popularity with Jedi pilots, was a Clone Wars-era Republic starfighter.

Think of Eta as a set of well crafted tasks that you can add to your Gulp workflow and help speed up your development.

For 40Digits, Eta serves as our build script for internal projects. The build script took much inspiration from graypants' & Chris Davies' starter kits. It was modified to work within the needs and requirements of 40Digits development.

Eta includes the following tools, tasks, and workflows:

Requirements


Eta is made to work inside of any framework. Start your project however you'd like; Rails, Express, WordPress, etc.

0. Don't clone this repo!

Eta is designed to be installed through NPM - no cloning or downloading required! Just cd into your project/theme and follow these steps: https://github.com/40Digits/gulp-eta/wiki


Scaffold

Eta uses the scaffold object to handle paths. Below is the default configuration. Override them to meet your needs. source.root and assets.root are relative to directory of your gulpfile, and all subsequent directories are respectively relative to source.root and assets.root.

If you want an asset to be in the root of your app (where your gulpfile lives) then set it to '/'.

Note: Make sure you set up your scaffold before you run gulp init.

Defaults:

config.scaffold = {
  source: {
    root:       '_src',
    images:     'images',
    browserify: 'js',
    sprites:    'sprites',
    sass:       'sass',
    symbols:    'symbols',
    static:     'static'
  },
  assets: {
    root:       'assets',
    images:     'images',
    sprites:    'images/sprites',
    browserify: 'js',
    sass:       '/',
    symbols:    'fonts/symbols',
    static:     '/'
  }
}

The folder stucture looks like this:

├───_src
│   ├───images
│   ├───js
│   ├───sprites
│   ├───sass
│   ├───symbols
│   └───static
├───assets
│   ├───images
│   │   └───sprites
│   ├───js
│   └───fonts
│       └───symbols
├───gulpfile.js
├───style.css // styles go to app root by default
├───index.html // created from the static task
└───node_modules

Examples:

Checkout the examples for some common configurations.

If you need your assets folder to live in a /public folder:

options.scaffold.assets.root = 'public/assets';

If you want to rename your source folder:

options.scaffold.source.root = 'source';

If you want your CSS files in the assets folder:

options.scaffold.assets.sass = 'css';

Tasks

default

Runs the specified default tasks.

Options:

config.default = {
  tasks: ['browserSync', 'symbols', 'sass', 'sprites', 'images', 'browserify']
}

init

Creates a _src directory, installs some starter modules. If you run this a second time it will abort if the _src directory has already been created.

Use -p or --proxy to set the name of the localhost for your project during initialization. Using the flag without any arguments will create a hostname using the name of the directory where your gulpfile is located prepended with "l.".

Examples:

gulp init -p
// uses l.DIRNAME for proxy
 
gulp init --proxy
// uses l.DIRNAME for proxy
 
gulp init -p super-cool.lh
// uses super-cool.lh for proxy
 
gulp init --proxy awesome.local
// uses awesome.local for proxy

Note: Make sure your scaffold is configured before you run this.

symbols

Generates your icon font, preview file, and sass file.

Options:

options.symbols = {
  settings: {
    fontName: 'symbols',
    appendCodepoints: false,
    centerHorizontally: true,
    normalize: true,
    fontHeight: false
  },
  renameSass: {
    basename: '_symbols',
    extname: '.scss'
  }
}

sass

Compiles your sass files.

Options:

options.sass = {
  // for all available options: https://github.com/sass/node-sass#options 
  settings: {
    indentedSyntax: true,
    outputStyle: 'nested'
  },
  globbing: {
    extensions: ['.scss', '.sass']
  }
};
 
// for all available options: https://www.npmjs.com/package/gulp-autoprefixer#api 
options.autoprefixer = {
  browsers: [
    'last 2 versions',
    'safari 5',
    'ie 8',
    'ie 9',
    'android 4'
  ],
  cascade: true
};

images

Moves image copies from a source folder, performs optimizations, then outputs them into the assets folder.

Options:

options.images = {
  // for all available options: https://www.npmjs.com/package/gulp-imagemin#api 
  settings: {
    progressive: true,
    optimizationLevel: 4
  }
}

sprites

Compiles sprite assets into a sprite sheet, and generates a sass file for mixins & variable use.

Options:

options.sprites = {
  // for all available options: https://www.npmjs.com/package/sprity#options 
  settings: {
    retina: true,
    dimension: [
      {
        ratio: 1, dpi: 72
      }, {
        ratio: 2, dpi: 192
      }
    ],
    margin: 0,
    split: true, // to create multiple sprites by putting images in subdirectories 
    name: 'sprite', // for split. ex: sprite-main.png, sprite-blog.png 
    style: '_sprites.scss',
    cssPath: p.join(config.scaffold.assets.root, config.scaffold.assets.styles),
    template: p.join(config.scaffold.source.root, config.scaffold.source.sprites, '/template/scss.hbs'),
    processor: 'sass',
    orientation: 'binary-tree',
    prefix: 'sprite' // for sass 
  }
}

browserify

Compiles all of your CommonJS modules into bundles. Make sure you have configured your bundles.

Options:

options.browserify = {
  debug: false,
  // path to the config file where you will set up your bundles 
  bundleConfig: '_src/js/config/bundles.js',
  // to set up bundles directly in your options 
  // not recommended because using this method will not 
  // automatically bundle when using the `watch` task 
  bundles: [],
  transform: ['browserify-shim', 'browserify-ejs'],
  aliases: { "waitFor": p.join(source.scripts, "/lib/waitFor.js") },
  shim: { "jquery": "global:$" }
}

static

Creates static HTML files from HTML partials

Options:

options.static = {
  extension: ".html",
  // For all available settings: https://www.npmjs.com/package/gulp-file-include 
  settings: {
    prefix: '@@',
    basepath: '@file'
  }
}

watch

Watches for changes on source files, and when a file is added, removed, or edited, it runs the necessary task.

Options:

// key: the source folder to watch for changes on 
// value: the task to run when a change happens 
config.watch = {
  browserify:  'browserify',
  sass:        'sass',
  symbols:     'symbols',
  images:      'images',
  sprites:     'sprites',
  static:      'static'
};

To add a new dir to watch:

  1. Add it to scaffold.source
  2. Add a new glob for the files in that folder
  3. Add the folder in the watch config along with the task you want to run when changes are made.

Example:

eta(gulp, {
  scaffold: {
    source: {
      custom: 'my-custom-dir'
    }
  },
  globs: {
    custom: '**/*.+(txt)'
  },
  watch: {
    custom: 'my-custom-task'
  }
});
 
gulp.task('my-custom-task', function() {
  console.log('this task is super awesome');
});

browserSync

Starts Browser Sync and runs watch in tandem.

Options:

config.browserSync = {
  before: ['watch'],
  // See http://www.browsersync.io/docs/options/ for a complete list of configuration options 
  settings: {
    server: true,
    open: true,
    notify: false,
    reloadOnRestart: true,
    files: [
      p.join(options.assets.root, '**/*.*'),
      p.join(options.appDir, '**/*.php'),
      p.join(options.appDir, '**/*.css'),
      p.join(options.appDir, '**/*.html')
    ]
  }
}

minifyCss

Minifies your compiled stylesheets

uglifyJs

Minifies your compiled JavaScript files

production

Re-builds optimized, compressed css and js files to the assets folder, as well as output their file sizes to the console. It's a shortcut for running the following tasks: ['minifyCss', 'uglifyJs'].