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Testing Blisk browser, only 1 feature interests me, live reloading

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I've not coded a website in a few years and recently am taking on the task of rebuilding my church website. It's currently on Concrete CMS and of course, I will be redesigning & rebuilding entirely on 😄 😛 🙂

in the past I had used Gulp to assist in my workflow: minify js, parse SCSS to CSS, and most importantly was the Live Reloading. However the reloading was always buggy and I spent more time trying to fix it than making actual progress 😞

So today I was searching for alternatives and I came across blisk.io. Currently working on this little project and knowing the live reloading is handled without any scripting on my part is a dream come true.

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The free plan is limited to 30 minutes daily. When the free session ends, Blisk disables devices, auto-refresh, screenshots and screen recorder, scroll-sync, error notifier, page inspector, device DevTools.

Well, I'm not impressed.

@OrganizedFellow Why was the reloading "always buggy"? Maybe you set it up wrong? I never encountered problems with Browsersync (with linting tools however, or when pulling from Git again, it's a different story - I have to restart Gulp several times a day - but never because of browser live reloading).

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8 minutes ago, dragan said:

Well, I'm not impressed.

@OrganizedFellow Why was the reloading "always buggy"? Maybe you set it up wrong? I never encountered problems with Browsersync (with linting tools however, or when pulling from Git again, it's a different story - I have to restart Gulp several times a day - but never because of browser live reloading).

WOW 😲 that's pretty crappy. I didn't know there was a limitation, as I did no RTFM, lol.

 

I have always had a tough time getting Node + NPM to install, whether on Debian or Windows. I always end up cluttering my system with crap that doesn't work, so I don't really wanna go the Gulp route 😞

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WELL, I just discovered that Laragon bundles Node + NPM 😄 😛 🙂

node = 12.5.0
npm = 6.9.0

NOW to find a reliably written tutorial.

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You could also give Brunch a try. I've never used it, but it looks quite good. Here are various "skeletons" (boilerplates / setups).

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9 hours ago, OrganizedFellow said:

 

In the past I had used Gulp to assist in my workflow: minify js, parse SCSS to CSS, and most importantly was the Live Reloading. However the reloading was always buggy and I spent more time trying to fix it than making actual progress 😞

You don't need to mess around gulp etc anymore if you don't wanna. Give https://prepros.io/ a try. After I switched from Mac to Windows, I missed Codekit and Prepros is a good alternative. :) Also runs on Linux (as it's an Electron app).

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I just looked into Prepros and it looks awesome! I must say, I have been using gulp now for awhile and have never had an issue with browser-sync. However, I do find documentation/examples at time to be a bit overwhelming (especially when adding new plugins into your workflow).  I guess I got into it at the end of version 3, and the syntax changed in version 4 which really gave me a headache. 

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[ After a quick search for Koala (that I already knew but haven't used for the moment) with things that you are looking for. ]

Listed in the video description:
https://code.visualstudio.com
http://koala-app.com
https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ritwickdey.LiveServer
https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ritwickdey.live-sass

The video is not in English, but apparently it is understandable.
You can surely find other videos on the subject.

 

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23 hours ago, dragan said:

You could also give Brunch a try.

Please don‘t. Brunch is no longer maintained since over a year iirc and even before it didn‘t really hit a place where is was working well for more than basic setups.

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13 hours ago, Christophe said:

The VS Code live server and live sass is a good choice for smaller projects. Just keep the amount of .scss includes to a minimum.

In regards to Koala... latest version is from 2017. At least the website is telling so.

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https://github.com/oklai/koala
"The project has been stopped!!

The development method has changed a lot be from the project start time to now, and there are many better alternatives in the open source community. So I think the projet is outdated, and decided to stop maintenance.
Sorry about for this.
If someone is still willing to continue maintenance, welcome to create a new project, it will be the best way."

Too bad!

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10 hours ago, wbmnfktr said:

Well... I guess we just have to push @OrganizedFellow back to his Linux roots. 😉 Just kidding...

I agree with you amigo!

I'm back to school and they issued us these nice ThinkPads with Win10Pro. I like it, but I do miss my Debian.

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