#LessForms, screw grid frameworks *I'm experimenting with a simple grid framework for forms. This project uses iMathis' StaticMatic Starter, read below.
This is what I use when I start a new StaticMatic project.
Cutting edge alert: I'm using a prerelease version of StaticMatic for now. When it is released as stable, I'll update this.
gem -v shows that you're already on ruby gems 1.3.6 or greater Simply run
gem install staticmatic --pre
If your ruby gems version is behind, you'll need to update ruby gems first, then install StaticMatic as shown above.
gem update --system
If you haven't already, you'll also need to install these gems:
gem install fssm gem install compass gem install fancy-buttons
Now StaticMatic automatically detects the compass configuration and loads in your settings from /config/compass.rb. I currently have my
configuration set such that
relative_assets = true I often deploy to subdirectories on a development server to share my static prototypes.
If you are deploying to root directories, you will probably want to comment out the relative_assets line or remove it.
rake buildbuilds the site
rake watchwatches your project directory and automatically recompiles the site as you change files
rake deploydeploys the site to your remote server (based on your configurations in the rakefile)
That's about it, pretty simple really.