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WebNomad is a set of shell scripts to generate websites and image galleries fit for desktop as well mobile and tablet browsing. It can be operated on any device running ZShell, its themes are based on Bootstrap CSS, pages can be written in Markdown syntax interlaced into HTML, while it uses JQuery and BlueImp to make slideshows using all files found into a directory.
Webnomad is operated from the console terminal.
The following dependencies must be installed:
zsh pandoc inotifywait
First create a directory for your website, then place the webnomad directory inside it, i.e. the one downloaded from the source archive or git repo.
From a terminal, cd inside your new website's directory and run:
the skeleton of your new webpage is created inside the directory:
views/ -> contains the pages you want to edit tmpl/ -> contains templates like header, footer and navbar
Now go customise files in
tmpl/ with your favorite HTML editor and
then go as well in
views/ to create your web pages, better start from
LIVE PREVIEW ON SAVE
To preview all changes, start
./webnomad/preview: this will launch a
firefox browser on the locally rendered
test/index.html and will
refresh it every time a file is modified in views/ or tmpl/.
A different browser than firefox can be specified as an argument, for
RENDER FINAL RESULT
To upload results, run
./webnomad/render and your webpage will be in
pub/ directory ready for upload with a recursive Scp or Rsync
on any webserver, for instance
rsync -PraX pub/* dyne.org:public_html.
To avoid the tedious task of using HTML tags for everything, even
simple formatted text, webnomad supports interlacing markdown sections
within an HTML page. This is simply done opening and closing the tags
<markdown> ... </markdown> which can recur more than once in the
This approach simplifies the use of markdown within a bootstrap styled
page, where you can use the
<div> classes of bootstrap as usual,
directly in HTML, but then go on filling them up with our beloved
simplified markup - cough cough - markdown.
To create an image slideshow simply create a page with file extension
.gallery inside the
views/ directory, for example one
can call it views/vacation_in_Italy.gal
To add images into it one should create a -files directory inside
views/ better if named after the gallery page, something like:
Proceed copying your images inside the -files directory, resized to
the format you want them to appear in the slideshow. One can also use
webnomad/convert an optional script that helps to do batch
Now fill in the filenames of your images inside the
.gal file, one
per line, relative to the
views/ path. For instance our
views/vacation_in_Italy.gal file can contain:
vacation_in_Italy-files/Fontana_di_Trevi.jpeg vacation_in_Italy-files/Torre_di_Pisa.jpeg vacation_in_Italy-files/Er_cupolone.jpeg vacation_in_Italy-files/Spiaggia_con_bagnanti.jpeg vacation_in_Italy-files/Io_e_te_sudati.jpeg
At last run
webnomad/render and the slideshow will be ready at the
pub/ which in our case is pub/vacation_in_Italy.
Using webnomad One can also create static web pages indexing all files into any filesystem directories recursively, making thumbnail previews of images and linking to the originals. This feature is experimental.
In order to do so create a file in views with extension
.index, then fill it in with the needed configurations, for instance a
file my_pictures_folder.index can contain one line (# is a comment)
# path to be indexed url subfolder index type /home/jaromil/pics pics short
This will produce a pics/index.html url which will list all files inside that directory with previews and further links to subfolders that are indexed the same way.
In some cases it can be useful to serve the actual downloads from a
different place than
WEB_ROOT, be it another server for assets or an
apache alias. To configure this use
FILES_ROOT in config.zsh.
Bleeding edge is on GitHub. see https://github.com/dyne/webnomad
Pull requests and translations of this documentation are welcome.
Come on IRC channel #dyne via https://irc.dyne.org to get in touch.
Money donations are very welcome and well needed
WebNomad is Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Denis Roio email@example.com
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses