Browsersync + Gulp.js. Building With Gulp. Optimizing your website assets and testing your design across different browsers is certainly not the most fun part of the design process.
Automate Your Tasks Easily with Gulp.js. As developers we often need to look at the tools we use and decide if we are using the right tool for the job.
Chris did an awesome write up on Grunt early last year. But maybe Grunt just isn’t right for you. Gulp is a streaming build system, by using node’s streams file manipulation is all done in memory, and a file isn’t written until you tell it to do so. WPGulpTheme. WPGulp. A Tutorial for Getting Started with Gulp · Justin McCandless.
A Beginners Guide to Package Manager Bower and Using Gulp to Manage Components. Package managers like Composer for PHP and NPM for Node have become essential tools for simplifying a developer’s life.
A package manager is a tool for keeping track of what you’ve installed, as well as installing and upgrading packages. They also check for dependencies and compatibility. Bower is a package manager for the web. The web is built from various frameworks, libraries and plugins. Bower’s job is to make managing these “packages” easy. Let’s Install Bower Bower uses Node, so make sure you’ve installed it before proceeding to install Bower. . $ node -v If you get something like ‘command not found’ you will need to install it.
In this article I assume that you have basic knowledge about task-runners e.g. Gulp or Grunt. For newbies I'll only explain it briefly - they are tools for performing automated, programmable jobs. For example Semantic-UI framework, which I described earlier has build tools containing tasks for installing, combining, compiling assets. After running one command it creates four distribution files from several source files: GitHub - jairtrejo/simple-gulp-template: A very simple gulpjs template.