Webpack2 boilerplate for building SPA / PWA / offline front-end apps with
preact-starter will kickstart your next application!
🚩Important: This is meant for client-side apps only; there is no support included for universal / server-side rendering. I plan to release my own SSR kit shortly, but in the meantime you may use this.
Please note: Boilerplate does not incorporate the latest "css-in-js" or "css modules" technique. Instead, the more traditional approach is taken, wherein
scripts are kept separate. That said, you may certainly and easily take that route if desired.
git clone https://github.com/lukeed/preact-starter npm install npm start
❗️Pro Tip: Use Yarn to install dependencies 3x faster than NPM!
- Offline Caching (via
- SASS & Autoprefixer
- Asset Versioning (aka "cache-busting")
- ES2015 (ES6) and ES2016 (ES7) support
- Webpack Bundle Analysis (see dashboard)
- Hot Module Replacement (HMR) for all files
- Preact's Developer Tools
Any of the following commands can (and should
If using Yarn, all instances of
npmcan be replaced with
$ npm run build
Compiles all files. Output is sent to the
$ npm start
Runs your application (from the
dist directory) in the browser.
$ npm run watch
start, but will auto-compile & auto-reload the server after any file changes within the
webpack-dashboard, it's much easier to see what's happening inside your bundles. In addition to de-cluttering your
webpack-dev-server log, you can quickly make sense of your bundles'
imports and sizes.
The dashboard is meant to be interactive (scrollable). If you are having issues, please see the author's note:
OS X Terminal.app users: Make sure that View → Allow Mouse Reporting is enabled, otherwise scrolling through logs and modules won't work. If your version of Terminal.app doesn't have this feature, you may want to check out an alternative such as iTerm2.
Preact Developer Tools
You can inspect and modify the state of your Preact UI components at runtime using the React Developer Tools browser extension.
- Install the React Developer Tools extension
- Import the
preact/devtoolsmodule in your app
- Reload and go to the 'React' tab in the browser's development tools
MIT © Luke Edwards