I threw together a little repo to build Node+Express webapps. Check it out on GitHub; read below for the story. It’s very simple and comes in three flavors: Master branch: installs Express and a few of its middlewares. It sets up a public directory with placeholders for CSS, JS, and image files. It sets up a couple basic routes, has a simple starter controller, and an extendable config file with a few prepopulated options.