panel-static

Extending express.static to compile CoffeeScript with Browserify to Javascript and LESS to CSS

Panel Static

Extending express.static to compile CoffeeScript with Browserify to Javascript and LESS (with LESS Hat library automaticaly included) to CSS

Before you use

This is not expected to work in standard server environment as it doesn't use any caching method. This is specificaly designed to work in Panels in Sketch and Photoshop.

Instalation

npm install panel-static

Usage

path = require 'path'
express = require 'express'
panelStatic = require 'panel-static'
 
directory = path.join(__dirname, 'public')
 
app = express()
app.use(panelStatic(directory))
app.listen(PORT)

All files with extension .js, .coffee or less would be processed on the fly.

You can manually force request to just serve static file by adding raw param to url or you can disable only some features in your request. Use them as params in query string, for example http://example.com/style.less?noless, http://example.com/jquery.js?nobrowserify

  • nobrowserify to get raw js file
  • nobrowserify to just compile Coffee Script and skip browserify
  • nobrowserify & nocoffee to get raw coffee file
  • noless to get raw less file
  • nolesshat to not include LESS Hat