Distill articles depend on distillpub/template for styling and some functionality such as footnotes, citations, and math rendering. We built template as a standalone library of styles and webcomponents to allow you to use any web development workflow you'd like. But what if you don't have strong opinions about that and just want a starter kit that works out of the box? This is such a starter kit.
This is using
webpack for bundling,
svelte-loader to build interactive components/diagrams, and
ejs to inline SVGs—the same technology choices we used when building ambitious articles such as Building Blocks of Interpretability.
Fork and rename, or simply copy this repository.
First time setup
- Clone your fork or copy of this repository:
git clone …
npm(Node Packet Manager). If you're on a Mac and have
brew install nodewill do the job.
cd post--exampleinto the root directory of this project.
npm run installto install dependencies.
- Your article text is in
npm run devto run a development server that autoreloads when you make changes to the article ("hot-reloading"). The console output will link you to a hot-reloading preview of the article.
Components adn diagrams are stored in
.html files are svelte components, the
.js files are compilation endpoints that are also defined in
webpack.config.js. These compiled endpoints are then consumed by hand authored
.ejs files in
src, such as
index.ejs which contains your content.
This is a new template, and we don't yet have a lot of documentation on it. Please bear with us while we work to improve it!