Welcome to Base!
Whether you're building a new web application from scratch or creating a mobile-first, responsive website, Base is very easy to learn and use.
Before diving into Base, please make sure you have the following tools and basic knowledge:
- Good understanding of HTML and CSS
- A good code editor such as Sublime Text Editor
- Latest installation of Node and NPM
- GulpJS installed globally
- A calm and open mind :)
What's in the download?
After extracting Base, you will find the following file structure at the top level:
What are all these files?
A breakdown of the files and folders are as follows:
dist/ - where the final state of your application is compiled into
src/ - you work on your application / website in here
.gitignore - the gitignore file (this can be removed)
.travis - the travis file (this can be removed)
bower.json - the bower file
changelog.markdown the change log file (this can be removed)
gulpfile.js the GulpJS configuration file
package.json the packages required for the GulpJS configuration
readme.markdown the read me file for Base (this can be removed)
Base LESS Lang
Check out the LESS version of Base
You can also install and manage it using NPM
npm install getbase-less --save
Looking for the old docs?
Let's get moving!
Now that you have the latest download and the right tools, let's take a closer look at what the GulpJS file does.