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Frontend Build is a light-weight, no-bloat front-end build framework. It’s purpose is to give developers a jumpstart utilizing Node to automate repetitive tasks, a variables file to quickly configure base elements and a standards-driven approach to help prevent spaghetti code making new developer ramp-up time much shorter.

If you’re viewing this at, you’re reading the documentation for the master branch. View documentation for the latest release.


Direct download

Download the script here and include it (unless you are packaging scripts somehow else).


Navigate to the frontend directory in Terminal and run the following commands:

  1. $ bundle install To install gem dependencies
  2. $ npm install To install dependencies
  3. $ npm start Watch files & run appropriate tasks when needed

Development Usage

The following commands can be run in the frontend directory during development:


Check out the Contributing Guidelines.


For vulnerability reports, send an e-mail to me at benmarshall dot me.



v4.0.1 (TBD)

v4.0.0 (June 21, 2017)

v3.0.3 (dev)

v3.0.2 (April 27, 2017)

v3.0.1 (April 5, 2017)