How to Use MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10 for Bootstrap Development
MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10 is a package that helps you deal with some important tasks in web development using Bootstrap and MDBootstrap[^1^]. In this article, you will learn how to use MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10 for creating a live server, compiling Sass to CSS, customizing your Bootstrap/MDBootstrap project, minifying your code, and optimizing your images.
What is MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10
MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10 is a package that contains Gulp 4.0.2 and some plugins that are useful for Bootstrap and MDBootstrap development[^2^]. Gulp is a tool that automates and simplifies some common tasks in web development, such as:
Creating a live server (that reloads the browser automatically whenever a file is saved)
Compiling Sass to CSS
Customizing your Bootstrap/MDBootstrap project (creating a custom Bootstrap/MDBootstrap package with only the components you really need)
Optimizing (compressing) the images in your project
MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10 also includes some templates that you can use as a starting point for your projects.
How to Install MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10
To install MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10, you need to have Node.js, Git BASH, and Gulp installed on your computer. If you don't have them, you can follow these steps:
Go to nodejs.org and download Node.js.
Launch the installation program and install Node.js with all default settings.
Go to git-scm.com and download Git BASH.
Launch the installation program and install Git BASH with all default settings.
Open the Git BASH terminal and type: npm install firstname.lastname@example.org -g and click Enter.
This will install Gulp globally on your computer, which allows you to use the gulp command anywhere on your system.
How to Use MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10
To use MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10, you need to download the package from MDB website. After downloading, please unzip the package and follow these steps:
Right-click on the unzipped MDB-Gulp package and click Git Bash here.
Type npm init and click Enter.
Fill in the basic data about your project, such as name, description and version, or leave it blank and click Enter until you are asked \"Is it ok (yes)\". Then confirm the question by clicking Enter.
Type npm install --save-dev gulp and click Enter.
This will install Gulp locally in this directory as a dev dependency.
Type npm install --save-dev gulp-sass gulp-autoprefixer gulp-clean-css gulp-uglify gulp-concat gulp-rename gulp-imagemin browser-sync del and click Enter.
This will install all the required plugins for MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10.
How to Run MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10
To run MDB Gulp Pro 4.8.10, you need to open the Git BASH terminal in the MDB-Gulp directory and type one of these commands:
gulp default: This will run all the tasks in sequence: compile Sass to CSS, customize Bootstrap/MDBootstrap, ec8f644aee