A year or so ago, I came across this post by Keith Cirkel, How to Use npm as a Build Tool and it stuck with me. At the time I was transitioning to
grunt both personally and for Clearleft projects. We had a discussion about the feasability of going full NPM and decided that using
gulp was still the best for us. There are plenty of great reasons to use
gulp and we will continue to do so at Clearleft, but for my personal site I decided to experiment with pure
NPM. And in so doing, show how easy it can be, particularly for small sites, to set up some simple tasks.
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