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README.md

Middleman Bootstrap

What is it?

Middleman Bootstrap is my clean project starting point for the Middleman static site renderer. It includes HTML5 Boilerplate, your choice of Blueprint or 960.gs grid systems, and lots of best practices.

How do I use it?

Start by installing the Middleman gem:

gem install middleman

Then just download the latest source or if you prefer, clone the bootstrap repository down to your local machine:

git clone git://github.com/nathos/middleman-bootstrap.git mydirectory

Page templates and Sass stylesheets are in the /views/ directory. Put your images and JavaScripts in the /public/ directory. Use mm-server to do your live development and mm-build to render your static file output to the /build/ directory.

For full Middleman documentation, visit the Middleman wiki.

What cool stuff is in here?

The default Haml layout is based on HTML5 Boilerplate, and is fully commented. (Don't worry, those comments aren't rendered out to your build directory)

You can enable either Blueprint or 960.gs grid systems by uncommenting the appropriate line in the main style.css.sass file. Each grid partial (_960grid.sass and _blueprintgrid.sass) includes a basic grid setup with comments.

Comments & Suggestions?

Send me a message or submit an issue. Thanks!

License

Following the lead of HTML5 Boilerplate here...

Major components:

  • Modernizr: MIT/BSD license
  • jQuery: MIT/GPL license
  • DD_belatedPNG: MIT license
  • YUI Profiling: BSD license
  • HTML5Doctor CSS reset: Public Domain
  • CSS Reset Reloaded: Public Domain

Everything else:

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