Bootswatch Superhero

Posted on 2014-03-03 in  bootstrap

I just installed the Bootswatch Superhero theme on this site. The only tweaks I made were body { font-weight: 400; } as the lighter 300 value made the orange on blue unreadable and code { background-color: inherit; color: yellow; } because the default orange on light gray was too jarring on the eyes. Otherwise, I quite like it.

Unfortunately there seems to be a snafu with rat's nest of dependencies used to build Bootswatch. When I ran npm install in the bootswatch folder after cloning the Bootswatch github repo, I got an ugly error.

npm ERR! Error: failed to fetch from registry: grunt-contrib-clean
  npm ERR!     at /usr/share/npm/lib/utils/npm-registry-client/get.js:139:12

I checked and grunt-contrib-clean is indeed found in the registry and I can fetch it from a browser. The debug log npm wrote doesn't provide any additional detail so I'm stuck. I'll try again in a few days and hope that somebody who knows how to fix it notices. Luckily the Bootswatch site offers ready to use minified CSS files for download and immediate use.

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