This code is used to generate https://reasonml.github.io. It pulls in files from
website/ to generate html files served on the site.
website/ contains the JS, CSS, images and other files (and blog, which contains some markdown files too, these are separated from
docs/, not too important).
cd website && yarn && yarn start to start the development server & watcher.
yarn build. It's mostly for debugging.
In the end, we spit out normal HTML, with all the JS dependencies (barring a few critical ones) removed, including ReactJS itself. It's a full, static website, super lightweight, portable, unfancy but good looking. Works with JS turned off too.
Two special files:
sidebars.json: lists the sections.
siteConfig.json: some header and i18n configs.
During your development, most changes will be picked up at each browser refresh. If you touch these two files or
blog/, however, you'll have to restart the server to see the changes.
The entire site can be translated via the Crowdin project. This repo only has the canonical english documentation. Don't manually edit things in
console.logs appear in your terminal! Since the site itself is React-free.
Building and Deploying
source branch are automatically picked into
master branch by CI, then published.
Build the Playground
cd website && yarn
For modifying the actual try playground source code, run
yarn bundle-try-playground:dev to start a watcher. Once you're done, run
yarn bundle-try-playground:prod once.
Building with custom BuckleScript/etc
To build the actual
You'll need to have this repository and the BuckleScript repository cloned. These will likely be next to each other in the directory structure.
Inside the BuckleScript repository, follow the Setup guide.
Follow the BS Playground instructions, with these caveats:
- Make sure the
reason-reactversion in BuckleScript
playgroundfolder is the same as the one in this project
- When calling
cmij.exe, just pass the path to
../jscomp/bin/cmij.exe -playground node_modules/reason-react/lib/ocaml
BS_PLAYGROUND=../../reasonml.github.io/website/playground/bs node scripts/repl.js
cd website && yarn
If this command fails, ping @chenglou in Discord.