Join Ray Villalobos for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Grunt.js: Web Workflows.
- If you're a Premium Member of Lynda.com you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. Now the only thing you're gonna find in the Exercise Files folder is a copy of an Images folder that I use for this project. The rest of the files are gonna be available in GitHub as a repository. Now you don't need the Exercise Files if you're just following along with the course. And this should be a course that you take from beginning to the end and follow along with. Now, if you're not familiar with GitHub and still want access to the files I used on this project I created a special course as a prerequisite for this course and it's called "Up and Running with Git and GitHub".
It shows you how to download the different branches for any GitHub project. Now in GitHub the project is organized in different branches. So from right here you can see that we've got a number of branches that have been uploaded into GitHub and each branch corresponds to a video in the course. You can take a look at these files directly in GitHub. So if you wanted to see what the files looked like at the end of Chapter One, Movie Five, you can click on this branch and you would see the files at that step in the process.
The Master branch has all the files at the end of all the videos. And you can take a look at the files directly on GitHub. Just click on any one of these files and from here you can also see the files at different points in the process. You can also clone this repo directly into your local hard drive if you want to follow along. So if you go back to the home page of the project, you wanna copy this link right here and then switch over to your terminal application, that would be something like Git Bash on a PC, and then make sure that you're in the directory that you want to place these files in.
Going to switch over to the desktop and execute a Git Clone command, pasting the link that you got from GitHub. This will clone the project into your local hard drive so that you can follow along from that point. Now make sure that you watch "Up and Running with Git and GitHub" if you want more detailed instructions on how to clone individual branches or how to download every branch in the repo. Once you download a branch, you're gonna wanna put the Images folder that is inside the Exercise Files folder inside this Developments Sub folder.
Grab this and put them in the Developments Sub folder and you should be good to go. If you're a Monthly member or an Annual member of Lynda.com you don't have access to the Exercise Files folder but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. So let's get ready for Web Project Workflows with Grunt.js.