Why Use a Task Runner Like Gulp?

There are a lot of tasks involved with creating and deploying a front-end application.  Common tasks include things like watching file changes, concatenating/minifying files, prefixing files for different browsers, and linting Javascript.  Before task runners like Gulp and Grunt existed, these tasks were often done using shell or bash scripts on the command line. Javascript, for example, can be minified in many ways using the command line.  Let’s explore one way I found in a post called Minify JS from the command line. The steps involve installing Java (or checking the version already installed), installing Google’s Closure Compiler, and then running a script on the command line to minify a JS file: (more…)...

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Three Quick Reasons to Learn Web Design

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How to Get Started With Backbone.js

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How To Get Started With AngularJS

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Diving Into The Details of Two-Way Data-Binding with AngularJS

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Making Sense of Git – A Visual Perspective

Git is an extremely powerful and popular version control system; however, Git’s… Read more

Which Web Design Courses Will Best Match My Needs?

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Three Ways to Incorporate Responsive Web Design Best Practices

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appendTo and DevelopIntelligence, A New Training Marriage

In November, you may have read the announcement from Mike Hostetler that… Read more

Brainstorming a Creative Project Part 4: Conclusion

So far in this series on creative project brainstorming, we have looked… Read more