Pattern-Primer-on-Node is a node.js port of Jeremy Keith's Pattern Primer, which is written in PHP.
Create little snippets of markup and save them to the "patterns folder." The pattern primer will generate a list of all the patterns in that folder. You will see the pattern rendered as HTML. You will also get the source displayed in a textarea.
You'll need node.js installed (obviously). In addition, you'll need connect:
npm install connect
Place all your HTML extracts into the
<root>/public/patterns folder. Navigate to the root directory of Pattern-Primer-on-Node and run:
You can then navigate to http://localhost:8080/ to see the output.
If you want to generate a 'standalone' version of the primer output, then you can also run the program with the
tofile switch as follows:
node pattern-primer.js --tofile
This will place a standalone html file, and a copy of the 'global.css' file located in
<root>/public and will place them in
<root>/docs. You should just be able to navigate to that folder and open the index.html file to see the same output.