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Templating With Twitter Bootstrap

The intention of this project is to serve as a starter template project for Lift'ers that wish to get a quick start using Lift with the front-end toolkit Twitter Bootstrap.

The Twitter Bootstrap toolkit is provided as a Lift module by the FoBo - Lift Module making maintenance, upgrade and fall-back quick and easy (typically a one liner change in lift boot class of the BootstrapXXX option and a version bump of Fobo module in build.sbt).

One of Lift's many great features is it's clean and flexible templating system. For convenience and to give some styling to Lift and it's templates Lift comes by default, at this writing, bundled with blueprint as hooked up CSS framework, here you will see blueprint replaced by another very popular and feature rich toolkit.


Improvements, contributions and suggestions are welcome! Please see the Contribution Document. You can also leave a issue report or drop a question/suggestion to my priv. e-mail or on Lift's mailing list

best regards Peter Petersson

Update log

Latest Module Version:

  • 2013-08-05 -- 0.4.8-SNAPSHOT
  • 2013-01-12 -- 0.4.7-SNAPSHOT
  • 2012-12-29 -- 0.4.6-SNAPSHOT

Latest Updates:

  • 2013-08-05 -- 0.4.8-SNAPSHOT Updated sbt to 0.12.4, Lift 2.5.1 and Scala 2.10.2, amongst other plugin and dependencies updates.
  • 2013-01-12 -- 0.4.7-SNAPSHOT Added build for Scala 2.10 and FoBo v0.7.11 with Font-Awesome enabled.
  • 2012-12-29 -- 0.4.6-SNAPSHOT updated build to dep. on FoBo v0.7.7 and using FoBo.JQuery182

Quick Start

The only prerequisites for running this Lift example is that you have Git and Java installed and configured on the target computer. You don't need to use it but the project also includes Eclipse, IDEA and ENSIME plug-in for browsing and following/working with the code, see the [Scala IDE Support] section bellow.

  1. Clone this project

    git clone cd Templating-With-Twitter-Bootstrap

  2. Update & Run Jetty

The following commands will update and fetch the projects dependancys then start the jetty server and load the lift application. There is also a sbt.bat for windows users so if you are on a windows machine just substitute the ./sbt command with sbt.bat.

./sbt update ~container:start
  1. Launch Your Browser

Launch your favorite browser and type in the following address to bring up the application.


###Database backend

For demonstration purpose and easy setup this example uses a in memory database.

Scala IDE Support


Sbteclipse provides SBT command to create Eclipse project files

  1. Usage

    project$ ./sbt


  2. In eclipse do:

    File ==> Import... Select General ==> Existing Project into Workspace Use "Brows" to look up the project root ....


sbt-idea provides a gen-idea command to SBT to generate IDEA project files

  1. Usage

    project$ ./sbt

    gen-idea no-classifiers

  2. In Intellij / IDEA do:

    File ==> Open... Select project root directory

For further information, see both the plugin docs on github and stackoverflow responses:


ensime-sbt-cmd provides an ensime generate command to generate a ensime project files

  1. Usage

    project$ ./sbt

    ensime generate

For Emacs users, see the ENSIME project:

For Sublime users, see sublime-ensime:

User powered basic example

(*) This is a unofficial Lift user powered basic Lift assembly which means it is a work based on the sound foundation of Lift and done by a developer who uses Lift for development ;), sharing it with others.