(I make websites.)
Recipe aggregator for a multinational food corporation
Ticket exchange service for a professional hockey team
Daily use software for casino marketers to project future success.
Health and frequency reporting for national chain of fitness centers
Human resource information system for multibillion dollar banking corporation
I'm not gonna show you any of these
A game that shows you wikiHow drawings and asks you to guess the article they came from.
A game that has you guess which sentence fragment is Google's top search query
An advice site that procedurally generates Cosmo-style sex tips of questionable value.
A button that helps you party.
All these sites have a few things in common
Complex systems make for complex solutions.
Tight scopes allow you to think about websites differently.
To that end, I wanted to launch a brand new site for KCDC
Which mean I needed to think of a site.
I had a couple ideas...
Here's one of them:
Please find me an investor
Let's provide a service!
Let's be news-based thoughtleaders
Eventually, I decided on an idea.
I found Classique Productions.
Our tech stack...
All of this tech requires a preprocessor.
We could do this with npm
npm install gulp --global
npm install gulp-sass
npm install gulp-pug
npm install gulp-concat
npm install gulp-minify
npm install gulp-livereload
npm install gulp-wait
Then we'll need to edit
package.json to include this stuff, as well as
gulpfile.js to define how this stuff works.
This will give us a
node_modules folder with over 10,000 files spread out over 1200 folders, for a total of 36 megs of code.
Also, we'll have to touch the command line.
I'm gonna present another option...
Basically, it's a bunch of Gulp features in a UI.
Prepros costs $29 for a single user license. I personally think it's worth it.
Or use Gulp.
Or use Grunt, or Webpack, or Broccoli.
Or write HTML & CSS and avoid this step completely
Whatever you like is probably fine.
In your GitHub repo, go to options and set a branch to be handled by GitHub Pages.
Nameserver (set on registrar)
DNS (set on Cloudflare)
Thanks to a recent GitHub update
Or, if you want to make security experts mad
Submit some pull requests!
(this doesn't need pull requests)
Let's be friends!
Use your own time to make something cool.
Oh, and put a green chip in the box on your way out.