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Gridpak

Version: 0.2.7b

The easy way to produce customisable Responsive layouts

The project is live at Gridpak.com

In your Gridpak you get

  • A CSS file with your media queries, and grid points
  • A LESS (.less) file that compiles down to CSS
  • A SCSS (.scss) file that compiles down to CSS
  • A JavaScript (.js) file that will overlay your grids at the touch of a button
  • Some PNGs for your baseline backgrounds as well as for use in your designs

Usage instructions

Running Gridpak locally

Gridpak is a Django application with a frontend controlled mostly by Backbone.js.

We prefer to run our Django projects using virtualenv, and while we won't go into detail on installing it, (you're all clever people: surely you can find a tutorial that suits you) here's the basic rundown:

  1. Create the directory to house Gridpak mkdir gridpak && cd gridpak
  2. Clone this repo into your directory, careful to use the name gridpak, otherwise Django will throw a hissy fit git clone git@github.com:erskinedesign/ed.gridpak.git gridpak
  3. Start a new virtual environment virtualenv --distribute env
  4. Activate that virtual environment source env/bin/activate you should then see that you're in the env environent in your bash
  5. Install all the requisit packages pip install -r gridpak/packages
  6. Create a local_settings.py file (you can copy the local_settings.sample.txt and it should work fine)
  7. Compile the LESS file so you don't get an error about not being able to find the layout stylesheets
  8. You should now be able to run the app cd gridpak && python manage.py runserver
  9. Visit the url in your browser (http://localhost:8000 by default,) and you're away

Feedback

We'd love feedback on the project, which you can send by email to gridpak [at] erskinedesign.com, or from the issues on this GitHub project.

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