Automate error-prone process
I use Harp to build this site. To write a new post, I'd go to
/blog and create a new markdown file, and add the file metadata to
_data.json. When I'm done, I'd then run
_site folder I create a CNAME and then run
surge to upload the new changes to surge.sh. More than once I've forgotten to add the CNAME and quite frankly I wish it was easier to go from markdown file to publish but it is what it is. There's room for Grunt or Gulp to help with this process however I'm a fan of using less tools, so what can we do? NPM scripts!
I wrote a thing to compile the site and copy the CNAME file to
_site. In the package.json file, in the scripts section I added:
"compile": "harp compile --output ../_site && cp CNAME ../site"So now all I do is
npm run compileand then run
surge. No errors, less steps, happy.