- 1.Start the project the same way you began the webpack tutorial project.
npm initin your project directory to generate a
npm install webpack webpack-cli --save-devto install webpack to the node_modules directory of your project.
- Quick tip: the
node_modulesfolder can get really big. It is customary to add a
.gitignorefile to your project so that you don't have to sync the contents of
node_modulesto github. The dependencies that are stored there can be installed from your package.json by running
npm install, so you don't need to sync them.
- Create a
distdirectory with the following contents:
dist. Go ahead and link the
main.jsfile in a script tag.
main.jsis the file that will be generated by webpack.
- 2.Set up an HTML skeleton inside of
- 3.Inside of
src/index.jswrite a simple console.log or alert statement and then run
npx webpack. Load up
dist/index.htmlin a browser to make sure everything is working correctly.
- Quick tip #2: if you run
npx webpack --watchyou will not have to rerun webpack every time you make a change.
- 4.Create a bare-bones homepage for a restaurant. Include an image, headline, and some copy about how wonderful the restaurant is. It’s okay to hard-code these into the HTML for now just to see how they look on the page.
- 5.Now remove those elements from the HTML (so leave only the
div#contentonce the page is first loaded. Since we're all set up to write our code in multiple files, let's write this initial page-load function inside of its own module and then import and call it inside of
- 6.Next, set up your restaurant site to use tabbed browsing to access the Contact and Menu pages. Look at #7 on this hongkiat post for visual inspiration.
- Put the contents of each 'tab' inside of its own module. Each module will export a function that creates a div element, adds the appropriate content and styles to that element and then appends it to the DOM.
- Write the tab-switching logic inside of
index.js. You should have event listeners for each tab that wipes out the current contents and then runs the correct 'tab module' to populate it again.
- 7.If you are using GitHub pages to host your completed page you need to do a tiny bit more work to get it to show up. After running
webpackthe full bundled version of your site is available in the
distfolder, but GH pages is looking for an index.html in the root directory of your project.
- Recall that the source branch for GitHub Pages is set in your repository's settings.