The CMSMS Themes Optimizer helps to increase page speed metrix and advanced developer work-flow.
# Increase page speed metrix
When your app or website loads fast users can interact with it quickly, this has a possitive impact on user experience and revenue. Page speed is also important for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
CMSMS Themes Optimizer is the tool to get a better page speed score.
# Advanced developer work-flow
I you like an automated file based work-flow this project is for you. Repetitive tasks and optimizations are automated by Gulp and Webpack. While developing- and testing you can lint your source-code. All file changes and interactions are synchronized between multiple devices using Browsersync.
Having good skills will help, having an "advanced developer" workflow makes you better and happier.
This is not a click and go project. You have to
Only looking for a Gulp or Webpack setup for non CMSMS related development? cmsms_themes_optimizer
webpack/*.js illustrates battle tested examples and can be configured for any directory structure.
If automation and an opinionated setup are not your thing? Probably this project is not for you. Although: You might get some inspiration from the tasks written for the cmsms_themes_optimizer. You can bring your own NPM, Bash or Grunt scripts and use the setup of this project as reference.
The cmsms_themes_optimizer project is separated from your CMSMS Theme folder. To make the optimizer tools as generic as possible everything is configurable to adapt your development environment and directory structure.
# Why did I start this project
One of the big changes on CMSMS 2.3 related to theming are parent/child- themes and a themes.json file. Design Manager module free theming is possible now.
For me it was a logical step to launch this project, file-based theming and the cmsms_themes_optimizer project go well together.