A template for new interactive projects. Features ArchieML, Browserify, Watchify (for fast project rebuilds), SASS (with source maps and auto–prefixing), BrowerSync for static server and automatic refresh, automatic image optimisation, Gulp build process and CSS/JS minimisation.
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Fusion Interactive Template

A template for new interactive projects.

Why use this?

  • Support for downloading text from Google Docs, compiling it through ArchieML and injecting it into your project
  • Includes Mustache templating engine to merge documents into valid markup
  • Includes a static server for testing your project
  • Rebuild your code base automatically when changes are detected with Watchify
  • Compiles all code with Browserify and concatenates into one file
  • Automatically reversions static assets
  • Includes BrowserSync to make testing on multiple devices easy
  • Supports SASS, Compass and source maps
  • Automatically compress images


  1. Install Node, NPM and Ruby if not already available
  2. git clone git@github.com:fusioneng/interactive-template.git
  3. Run bundle to install Ruby dependencies
  4. Run npm install to install Node dependencies
  5. HTML goes in src/htdocs, JS in src/js and SASS in src/sass

The preview URL, publish URL and post ID should be entered in package.json.

Text Fetcher

  1. Put the Google Doc ID into package.json under the key name document
  2. Share the Google Doc with text-fetcher@fusion-static.iam.gserviceaccount.com
  3. Download the Fusion key file and put it inside a folder named key in the project directory
  4. Use Mustache syntax to determine where your text snippets belong
  5. gulp text will download and merge the Google document with your template


To start a static server, cd to the project directory and run:



To compile the project for distribution:

gulp dist

This will version all static assets and minimise all the code. Output will be built into the directory dist.


To publish to interactive.fusion.net run this in the project root:

gulp publish

You will need a valid key for Google Cloud Storage.