Getting Started

Head start your stylish website with a gorgeous template

Quick start #

Looking to start your project quickly? Just unzip the sparrow-v1.1.1.zip. We have precompiled and packaged everything in the pages directory for you. Start editing the pages/page-starter.html with a text or code editor, save it, and open the file in your favourite browser to see the changes.

Setting up Build system #

Unzip the sparrow-v1.1.1.zip to any folder and open a command line or terminal at that location. Sparrow's dev tools require Node and Git . If you do not have them in your machine, please install their latest stable version from their corresponding website. As you have Node and Git installed and accessible from your terminal or command line, install Gulp CLI package globally with the following command:

npm i gulp-cli -g

When you’re done, install the rest of the sparrow’s dependencies with:

npm i

Now run:

gulp

Running gulp will compile the SCSS, transpile the javascript, copy all required libraries form node_modules to the corresponding pages/assets/ directory and will open a browser window to pages/index.html

All of the following folders are monitored for changes, which will tell the browser to reload automatically after any changes are made:

pages/*.html
pages/assets/fonts/
pages/assets/video/
pages/assets/img/
scss/ 
js/

Now you can edit any html file from pages, change SCSS variable with _user-variables.scss, or write your own SCSS code in scss/_user.scss

Running the gulp command will discard and regenerate all the files in following directories:
js/bootstrap/
scss/bootstrap/
pages/assets/css/
pages/assets/js/
pages/assets/lib/

Hit Ctrl+C or just close the command line window to stop the server.

Happy editing!