WELCOME TO FOUNDATION
Foundation is a rock-solid, responsive framework for rapidly prototyping and iterating into production code. It includes a 12-column, future-friendly grid and tons of great tools and elements that'll get you up and running in no time.
Foundation is MIT-licensed and absolutely free to use. Foundation wouldn't be possible without the support of the entire ZURB team, our friends and colleagues who gave feedback, and some luminaries who did some heavy lifting that we took advantage of (thanks guys).
Inside your Gemfile add the following line:
gem "zurb-foundation", :group => :assets
bundle install to install the gem.
If you want to include Foundation on all of your application pages (and why wouldn't you!) then run the following to append
foundation to your application sprockets files:
rails g foundation:install
You can also manually include
foundation on specific pages using:
require "foundation" to your sprockets files like so:
/*= require "foundation" */
//= require "foundation"
If you wish to be more selective about which Foundation files you'd like to use in your project that's possible too! So instead of using
/* *= require "foundation/globals" *= require "foundation/typography" */
//= require "foundation/forms.jquery" //= require "foundation/jquery.customforms" //= require "foundation/app"
This gem contains the same files as the corresponding Foundation release, which currently is:
Set the viewport
Finally you'll also want to add the following line to the
<head> section in your layout file (i.e.
app/views/layouts/application.html.erb) so the design will scale for mobile devices:
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
You can also use the included generator to accomplish the same thing:
rails g foundation:layout
Using foundation in production
Before pushing your application to production, you'll need to determine how you want your assets served. You can either compile them on-the-fly or precompile them (recommended). Before continuing you'll want to check your Rails application Gemfile and ensure that
gem "zurb-foundation" is included in the
To compile on-the-fly
In your Rails application edit
config/application.rb and change:
Bundler.require(*Rails.groups(:assets => %w(development test)))
Bundler.require(:default, :assets, Rails.env)
config/environments/production.rb make sure the following setting exists:
config.assets.compile = true
Now all your assets will be compiled the first time someone visits your site, which can cause some delay. Kind of like the first time Passenger spins up your application after it has been idle for some time.
To precompile assets using Capistrano
In your Rails application edit
Capfile and add the following line after
Now when you run
cap deploy the
deploy:assets:precompile task will be run which takes care of running
bundle exec rake assets:precompile for you.
By default assets that are precompiled will be located in the
public/assets/ folder of your application.
Why use this gem?
- Easy to setup: Start using Foundation in mere seconds, like a boss
- Paths: All images will work regardless of if you deploy to a sub-uri or not
- Clean: Don't clutter up your assets directory
- rails (~> 3.1)
- jquery-rails (~> 1.0)
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