An opinionated starter template based on the Rollup Sapper template. 🚀

Hello 👋,

The purpose of this repo was to save me time by doing all of the things I do on every Sapper project, but hey you might find it useful too right?!

To clone it and get started:

# for Rollup
npx degit matt3224/sapper-start my-app
cd my-app
npm install
npm run dev

Open up localhost:3000 and start clicking around.

Consult sapper.svelte.dev for help getting started with Sapper itself.


If you use this a lot you can alias it by putting this in your zshrc or bashrc:

alias sapper-start='npx degit https://github.com/matt3224/sapper-start .'

Then simply cd into your empty project directory and run sapper-start

How does this differ from sapper-template?

Good question, I found myself doing these changes on every project and thought I'd save myself and you some time by making a little repo you could import just like the official sapper-template.

Here are the differences:

  • Adds SCSS support out-of-the-box
  • Adds css reset based on normalize
  • Adds numworker: 1 in rollup.config to prevent crash on servers with a single processor core
  • Adds a light suggested structure for library and component folders
  • Adds an optional utility package (Tree-shaken so if you don't use it you don't get it)
  • Adds the package version in the html head as a meta tag
  • Adds PWA support by default
  • Adds standard allow all robots.txt
  • Adds server.js middleware to redirect trailing slash urls to non trailing slash
  • Adds ability to bypass relative paths with ~ & auto resolves .js, .mjs, .html, .svelte, .scss
    • eg. import { util } from '~/utils'; instead of import { util } from '../../utils.js';
  • Changes global css link to a client.js import which prevents extraneous caching
  • Changes favicons with broader coverage
  • Changes single quotes to double in html/svelte files
  • Removes default routes, components and emptied index & layout
  • Removes custom browserslist config to use default

Bugs and feedback

If you run into an issue which you don't see in the normal sapper-template, open an issue.

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