Migrating Aurelia CLI from requirejs to Webpack

The article Aurelia-CLI Bundler to Webpack gives the migration highlights, but is a little sparse on details. I ran into a number of head banger issues that were time consuming to resolve. A few of these are covered here.

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Configuring Pug with Webpack 4 and the Aurelia CLI

Aurelia is a front-end framework along the lines of Angular and vuejs. The Aurelia CLI (currently v0.33.1) does not support pug templates.

This post shows my effort so far to configure pug on top of a new webpack4-based Aurelia project. There are two outstanding issues that I have not yet resolved:

  • Pug file require statements are not resolving the css file (e.g. require(from='app.styl'))
  • Have not yet tackled the issue of passing locals to index.pug

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Video Email Wizardry

Video can vastly improve the conversion or click rate of any message, whether that be a Facebook post, website page or email message. There would be a real advantage, then, if you could embed video in email campaigns.

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Playable Adds Video Preview Feature

Way back in 2017, if you wanted to see what your Playable videos looked like when viewed on different devices, you had to have a lot of different devices on hand. You’d send yourself a sample email message, then need to view that message in each application and device.

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