First things first, learn about Nesta then get started like so:
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:briangonzalez/nesta-boilerplate.git $ cd nesta-boilerplate $ bundle $ shotgun config.ru
Then point your browser to http://127.0.0.1:9393/. And voila, you're rockin' some Nesta Boilerplate goodness.
By default, Capistrano is setup to deploy from your current directory, no need to setup a git repo if you don't want.
Also, you'll want to edit
config/deploy.rb with all of your server-specific info.
Using Git for Deployment
If you'd like to use Git to deploy your Nesta site, rename
deploy.rb and delete/ or rename the other
deploy.old.rb. Lastly, rename the folder
deploy.git to simply
deploy, then you can:
$ cap deploy // deploy to stage, or... $ cap production deploy // deploy to production
What you get from Nesta Boilerplate
- HTML5 Boilerplate
- Semantic Grid System
- Coderay Syntax Highlighting
By using Nesta Boilerplate, you get by default Compass & Capistrano configured and ready to go. I recommend modifying or installing your own theme by replacing/deleting what's in
themes/nestabp-theme with your own theme. The theme is basically a convenience for those wanting HTML5 Boilerplate, jQuery, and a responsive grid -- a common paradigm in web development. The theme is built on essentially 10 lines of CSS, so do what you will with it.