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Field Guide

This project is designed to be a fully-functional, static site implementation of a design system (or styleguide) documentation site. It is intended to be installed in your Ember Addon and then can be deployed statically on AWS, Netlify or any other static site deployment system.

If you want an example of the this "in production" then check out the new redesign branch of the Ember Styleguide.

You do not need to be a web developer to be able to use this system. You just write markdown files and the rest of the work is performed by EmberJS' build system.

Super Quick Start

If you want to get your new Field Guide deployed on Netlify in less than a minute then you can just click this button:

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If you want to instead work with your Field Guide locally before deploying then you can continue reading

Quick Start

npm init ember-addon super-design-system

cd super-design-system

# you can replace the template with the one you want to use
npx ember install field-guide field-guide-default-template

It will ask you if you want to update the index.html file and you should say yes 👍 It will also create a docs folder with some example files to get you started.

If you want to see the documentation site running on your local machine just run npm start and you will be able to navigate to http://localhost:4200 to see the docs in action.

To build the static output directory, run the standard build process for a production Ember application:

npx ember build -prod

This will generate a fully static output of your site in the dist folder.



The default blueprint will update your tests/dummy/config/environment.js file with some configuration keys that should be updated. To see what can be configured here is an example of the current Ember Styleguide config:

let ENV = {

  // leave all the other config intact and update the following key

  'field-guide': {
    name: 'Ember', // product name
    logo: '/ember-logo.png', // if you don't have a logo it will create one for you from the product name
    copyright: 'Ember Field Guide is designed to document the [ember-styleguide]( project. For more information view the readme',
    social: [{
      name: 'github',
      title: 'Ember Styleguide - Repository',
      link: ''
    }, {
      name: 'twitter',
      title: 'Ember Styleguide - Twitter',
      link: ''


  • The images like /ember-logo.png will need to be in your public folder in your addon.
  • You can add as many social links as you want in the social array. However, remember to add a logo image in your public folder for the custom social links with a name matching the name field in your link object. If you are using field-guide-default-template, the logos for github and twitter links will be included by the template for you.


See the Contributing guide for details.


This project is licensed under the MIT License.