Grunting Maintainability

RWD Summit 2014

For a frontend web developer, the final product is HTML, CSS, and Javascript, but the tools to get there have advanced greatly in the past few years. Tools like Grunt make the responsive build process more versatile, by adding modularity to content and structure, managing preprocessors, and even generating the power of a simple content management system, resulting in clean and consistent markup, styles, and scripts.

  • The pros and cons of using preprocessors
  • Overview of Grunt.js setup and use
  • Overview of Grunt plugins including:
    • Assemble
    • Handlebars
    • Sass (SCSS)
    • Coffeescript
    • Grunticons