A starter layout for Hyde using the Twitter Bootstrap CSS/HTML/JavaScript framework
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Latest commit ea95ef3 Sep 17, 2013 @auzigog Merge pull request #11 from pupil-labs/master
Added @hmcc blog and fixed bugs with sample templates



Updated for the newest bootstrap version

A layout for Hyde using the Bootstrap framework. Current stable version: v0.3


This is based loosely on this Bootstrap example layout. The fluid columns are disabled though


The simplest way to use this layout is to:

Using a Zip File

  1. Download the latest zip archive
  2. Unzip it
  3. Place the unzipped files wherever you want your new Hyde site to be
  4. From the terminal run hyde gen to generate the Bootstrap-based site in it's default state
  5. Poke around on the site by opening mynewsite/deploy/index.html in your browser

Using Git

Run these commands on the terminal:

  #setup a new virtual environment
  virtualenv --no-site-packages --distribute mynewsite/env

  # clone the code into that new enviornment.
  git clone http://github.com/anandtrex/hyde-bootstrap.git mynewsite/env/code

  # change your directory into the virtual environment and run the activate command.
  cd mynewsite/env && activate

  # install the requirements into the virtual environment.
  pip install -r requirements.txt

  # change into the code directory and generate the Bootstrap-based site in it's default state
  cd code && hyde gen

  # start the dev server and surf to http://localhost:8080
  hyde serve

Poke around on the site by opening mynewsite/deploy/index.html in your browser


Built-in Templates

There are a variety of templates that you can subclass using `{% extends "templatename.j2" %} on the top of your article or post.

  • base.j2 - Contains the bulk of the layout logic, but not the best for subclassing because it doesn't have any grid attached to it.
  • columns.j2 - Has a main content area and a sidebar. Based on Bootstrap's fluid.html example.
  • topbar.j2 - Adds a top bar to the base layout

Custom Templates

To make real use of this package, you will need to create your own templates.

You can subclass topbar.j2 or base.j2 to cover most use cases. All of the templates that are provided serve as a starting point and as an examlpe of possible approaches you can use.

Adding Content

Look at all of the .html files in the content directory for an example of how to begin adding your own content.

You can also go to a separate, fresh directory and run hyde create mysamplehydesite to check out their default layout and content.

Adding CSS

To extend the CSS of a given page, use the {% block css %}{% endblock %} block. You can do this with a <style> block or a <link> to a CSS file.


To publish the site, first edit site.yaml to match your preferred publishing (github, sftp, etc). See the Hyde README for details. Then run:

hyde publish -c prod.yaml

Use prod.yaml makes it easy to switch your site.config.mode variable to "production" which can enable production-only elements of your site. In the default hyde-bootstrap setup, analytics is only rendered in production mode.


Built using:


  • There's a bit of code mixed in from the HTML5 Boilerplate project for jQuery and and IE PNG fix.
  • To update the js and css files of bootstrap to newer versions, run ./update-bootstrap-libs.sh


Built by Jeremy Blanchard. Contributions by Anand S.