sketchbook-cli is a tool for organising, editing and displaying code-based sketches in real-time.
It complimentes live-reloading with live-screenshotting capabilities, providing a gallery with previews generated from code.
The tool was built to help me see all the sketches that I'm working on, as I usually create a bunch of small random files to test ideas and play around.
These files are usually named either
20181029-1814.js, so being able to see what they all output at the same time removes a lot of friction from my sketching workflow.
sketchbook-cli is open sourced: szymonkaliski/sketchbook-cli, and can be installed via
npm install -g sketchbook-cli.
Most of the live-reload code was adapted from budo.