jekyll-compass is a plugin for both Jekyll and Compass that provides a bi-directional interface between the two applications, tightly integrating them and allowing each to work well together when either is used directly. In short, if you use Compass as well as Jekyll, jekyll-compass makes your life easier.
This plugin has a very simple two step install:
Install the gem:
$ gem install jekyll-compass
Add the gem to your jekyll website's
gems: - jekyll-compass
You may use Compass to generate a layout and configuration for you. The site root is the folder where your
lives. This step is highly recommended as it will also install some plumbing to help Compass work correctly with your
new jekyll-compass project. You can also install your favourite framework directly, just remember to add the extra
parameters so that Compass understands the target project structure.
compass create -r jekyll-compass --app=jekyll path/to/site/root compass create -r jekyll-compass --app=jekyll -r zurb-foundation path/to/site/root
If you are coming from an older version of jekyll-compass and just want to install the plumbing for Compass then use this command:
compass init jekyll -r jekyll-compass --prepare [path/to/site/root]
compass commands will then work as per usual:
# Compiles all your Sass/Compass into the _site folder, or you may also specify --css-path on the command line compass compile compass watch
You will also note that Compass will build your Sass files whenever Jekyll builds the rest of your website, ensuring that what you publish is always up to date.
# Compiles your entire website, including Sass/Compass jekyll build jekyll serve --watch
You may add a file to your
_data folder called
compass.yml. This will contain overrides for the compass
configuration, similar to the
config.rb in a regular compass project. If you generated a layout using compass above
then this file will already exist with some default settings setup for you. Any of the
regular configuration properties should be supported via this YAML file.
Compass also provides a way to pass through options directly to Sass via the
sass_options option. You can find
details of what options are available from Sass in the Sass Reference.
An example configuration file might look like the following:
output_style: compact sass_options: unix_newlines: true
In order to use other plugins for compass, add them to the
require key in your
compass.yml file. There is also a
discover key which map to the relevant commands in Compass' regular configuration file.
require: - zurb-foundation
There is also a
import_paths key which is analogous to the
add_import_path line in
import_paths: - assets/foundation/scss