Assets

Introduction

The asset manager can be used via API or, more commonly, within views. To use the class outside of views you will need to include the \Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset class.

Assetic is being deprecated. This document will assume it is still available for now.

Laravel Mix

All addons are now generated pre-configured and ready to use Mix. The asset class as mentioned above will not act as a compiler in the future so it is wise to familiarize yourself with Mix.

Laravel Mix

Collections

Collections are used to organize the assets you are working with. Assets in a collection can be combined or used individually.

Collections are always named such a way that it reflects the desired output name.

The basic idea is that you add individual assets like example.theme.awesome::scss/inputs.scss to collections like theme.css and output them all together.

{{ asset_add("theme.css", "theme::less/fonts/fonts.less") }}
{{ asset_add("theme.css", "theme::less/theme/theme.less") }}
{{ asset_add("build.css", "theme::scss/theme/theme.scss") }}

{{ asset_add("theme.js", "theme::js/libraries/jquery.min.js") }}
{{ asset_add("theme.js", "theme::js/libraries/tether.min.js") }}
{{ asset_add("theme.js", "theme::js/libraries/bootstrap.min.js") }}
{{ asset_add("theme.js", "theme::js/libraries/prism.min.js") }}
{{ asset_add("theme.js", "theme::js/libraries/mark.min.js") }}
{{ asset_add("theme.js", "theme::js/theme/*") }}

<style type="text/css">
    {{ asset_inline("theme.css") }}
    {{ asset_inline("build.css") }}
</style>

{{ asset_script("theme.js") }}
app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class)
    ->add('theme.css', 'theme::example/text.less')
    ->add('theme.css', 'theme::example/foo.less')
    ->path();

Looping Assets

There are also collections like scripts.js and styles.css that are standard in core to be looped over so that your field types and other systems can display assets without a fixed collection cache file. Since these assets might be different on every page.

<style type="text/css">
    {% for style in asset_inlines("styles.css") %}
    {{ style|raw }}
    {% endfor %}
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
    {% for script in asset_inlines("scripts.js") %}
    {{ script|raw }}
    {% endfor %}
</script>

Filters

Filters are used to mutate the content of the assets or provide commands to the asset manager.

Filters can be applied to individual assets in a collection as well as the entire collection.

{{ asset_add("collection.css", "theme::example.scss", ["min", "live"]) }}
$asset->add("collection.css", "theme::example.scss", ["min", "live"]);

Available Filters

  • min: minifies content
  • less: parses LESS into CSS
  • styl: parses STYL into CSS
  • scss: parses SCSS into CSS
  • parse: parses content with Twig
  • coffee: compiles CoffeeScript into Javascript
  • embed: embeds image data in your stylesheets
  • live: refreshes content when LIVE_ASSETS is enabled
  • version: appends an automated version ID to the published path
{{ asset_style('theme.css', ['version']) }}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->path('theme.css', ['version']);

Automatic Filters

scss, less, styl, and coffee filters are are applied automatically to matching files.

Assetic is being deprecated. These flags will be removed when Assetic is removed.

You may wish to use files that use an alternate syntax like LESS for CSS or Coffee for Javascript. In most cases you do not need to manually add filters to compile these assets to relevant syntax for output. Simply add them along with your other assets.

{{ asset_add('theme.css', 'example::styles/example.css') }}
{{ asset_add('theme.css', 'example::styles/example.less') }}
{{ asset_add('theme.css', 'example::styles/example.scss') }}
{{ asset_add('theme.css', 'example::styles/example.styl') }}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset
    ->add('theme.css', 'example::styles/example.css')
    ->add('theme.css', 'example::styles/example.less')
    ->add('theme.css', 'example::styles/example.scss')
    ->add('theme.css', 'example::styles/example.styl');

Path Hints

To avoid having to use full paths to your assets there are a number of path hints available. Hints are a namespace that prefixes the asset path.

Asset Hint Reference

"theme::js/initialize.js"
// path-to-your-active-theme/resources/js/initialize.js

"anomaly.module.products::js/initialize.js"
// path-to-products-module/resources/js/initialize.js

Registering Path Hints

Registering path hints is easy. Just inject the \Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset class into your service provider or function and use the addPath method:

$asset->addPath("foo", base_path("example/path"));

Now you can use the path hint:

{{ asset_add('theme.js', 'foo::example/test.js') }}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->add('theme.js', 'foo::example/test.js');

Named Assets

Sometimes it's necessary to include assets in your addon that may be duplicated by other addons that share the library or script. You can name your assets to prevent further loading of the same assets elsewhere with the as:* filter. Named assets are unique across all collections.

{{ asset_add("styles.css", "anomaly.field_type.select::scss/choices.scss", ["as:jshjohnson/Choices.css"]) }}
{{ asset_add("scripts.js", "anomaly.field_type.select::js/choices.min.js", ["as:jshjohnson/Choices.js"]) }}

The name provided is forced lowercase internally to normalize names.

Required Assets

You can force named assets to be included by using the required filter if needed. This is helpful if a static collection includes the library that may be included dynamically later.

{{ asset_add(
    "build.css",
    "pyrocms.theme.accelerant::scss/theme/theme.scss",
    [
        "required",
        "as:t4t5/sweetalert.css",
        "as:jshjohnson/Choices.css",
        "as:rstacruz/nprogress.css",
    ]
) }}

Clearing Asset Cache

You can use the asset:clear command to clear the asset cache files.

php artisan asset:clear

Optionally you can define whether to clear only public or admin asset caches.

php artisan asset:clear public

Basic Usage

add

The add method let's you add a single asset or glob pattern of assets to a collection.

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection to add the asset to.
file string The file or glob pattern to add to the collection.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the single asset or glob.
{{ asset_add('theme.css', 'theme::css/inputs.css', ['parse']) }}
{{ asset_add('theme.css', 'theme::css/*', ['parse']) }}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->add('theme.css', 'theme::css/inputs.css', ['parse']);
$asset->add('theme.css', 'theme::css/*', ['parse']);

download

The download method lets you cache a remote resource on your server. This might be an edge case scenario but it sure it handy when you need it!

Argument Type Default Description
url string none The url to add the remote asset.
ttl integer 3600 The number of seconds to cache the resource for.
path string {host}/{filename} The path in downloads to put the cached asset.
{{ asset_add(
    'theme.js',
    asset_download('http://shakydomain.com/js/example.js', 60*60*24)
) }}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->add(
    'theme.js',
    $asset->download('http://shakydomain.com/js/example.js', 60*60*24)
);

inline

The inline method returns the contents of a collection for including inline or dumping from a controller response.

Argument Type Default Description
collection string none The collection return contents of.
filters array null An optional array of filters to apply to the collection.
<script type="text/javascript">
    {{ asset_inline('theme.js', ['min']) }}
</script>
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

echo $asset->inline('theme.js', ['min']);

url

The url method returns the full URL to the collection output file.

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the URL for.
filters array An array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
parameters array Query string parameters to append to the URL.
secure boolean Whether to return HTTP or secure HTTPS URL. Defaults to same as request.
<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ asset_url('theme.js', ['min']) }}"></script>
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->url('theme.js', ['min']);

path

The path method returns the URL path to the collection output file.

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the URL for.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ asset_path('theme.js') }}"></script>
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->path('theme.js');

asset

The asset method returns the path with the root prefix included. This is helpful if you are installed and serving from a directory and not a virtual host.

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the path for.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ asset_asset('theme.js') }}"></script>
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->asset('theme.js');

script

The script method returns a <script> tag including the collection output file.

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the tag for.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
attributes array An optional array of additional key => value attributes.
{{ asset_script('theme.js', ['parse']) }}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->script('theme.js', ['parse']);

You can also pass the URL of an arbitrary asset to include it as well.

{{ asset_script('public::example/test.js') }}

style

The style method returns a <link> tag linking the collection output file.

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the tag for.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
attributes array An optional array of additional key => value attributes.
{{ asset_style('theme.css', ['min'], ['media' => 'print']) }}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->style('theme.css', ['min'], ['media' => 'print']);

scripts

The scripts method return an array of <script> tags for each asset added to the collection.

Addons leverage the scripts.js collection for per page inclusion of assets. Be sure to include it in your theme!

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the tags for.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
attributes array An optional array of additional key => value attributes.
{% for script in asset_scripts('scripts.js') %}
    {{ script|raw }}
{% endfor %}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->scripts('scripts.js');

styles

The styles method returns an array of <link> tags for each asset in the collection.

Addons leverage the styles.css collection for per page inclusion of assets. Be sure to include it in your theme!

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the tags for.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
attributes array An optional array of additional key => value attributes.
{% for style in styles('theme.css', ['min']) %}
    {{ style|raw }}
{% endfor %}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->styles('theme.css', ['min']);

paths

The path method returns an array of URL paths for each asset in the collection.

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the paths for.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
{% for path in asset_paths('styles.css') %}
    {{ html_style(path) }}
{% endfor %}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->paths('styles.css');

urls

The urls method returns an array of URLs for each asset in the collection.

Argument Type Description
collection string The collection return the URLs for.
filters array An optional array of filters to apply to the entire collection.
{% for url in asset_urls('styles.css') %}
    {{ html_style(url) }}
{% endfor %}
$asset = app(\Anomaly\Streams\Platform\Asset\Asset::class);

$asset->urls('styles.css');