CSS/JS compression
Ruby JavaScript
Latest commit da9ba08 Aug 30, 2011 @rstacruz rstacruz Merge pull request #5 from francois2metz/no_squeeze
Remove squeeze on public_url method.



Quick-start guide

First, install the sinatra-minify gem.

Add these to your app's main file:

require 'sinatra/minify'
class Main < Sinatra::Base
  register Sinatra::Minify

Add this to your app's Rakefile:

desc "Builds the minified CSS and JS assets."
task :minify do
  require 'init.rb'   # <= change this
  puts "Building..."

  files = Sinatra::Minify::Package.build(Main)  # <= change this
  files.each { |f| puts " * #{File.basename f}" }
  puts "Construction complete!"

# Be sure to change the values above. They assume that your main
# file is called 'init.rb' and that your Application class is called
# 'Main'.

Now add your JS/CSS packages in config/assets.yml (relative to your app's root path). The files are are assumed to be in public/js and public/css by default.

# config/assets.yml
    - jquery-1.4.2.js
    - underscore-0.6.0.js
    - app/*.js                 # Wildcards are allowed! ;)
    - common.css
    - app.*.css
    - home.*.css

Now add the helpers to your templates:

# views/layout.erb (for example)
   <%= css_assets 'base' %>
   <%= css_assets 'homepage' %>
    <%= js_assets 'base' %>
<!-- The 'base' and 'homepage' above are the names of the
     packages as defined in your config/assets.yml. -->

This will include the scripts and stylesheets as individual <script> and <link> tags. To include the minified files instead, switch to the production environment and build the minified files by typing rake minify:build.

Usage tips

Building minified files

After editing your Rakefile, the minified files can be built by typing:

rake minify

This creates files called <package_name>.min.js (and .css) in your public/js and public/css folders.

Make sure your app is running on http://localhost:4567 before doing this!

NOTE: Building of minified files is NOT done automatically! You must call this explicitly. Add it to your Capistrano deploy scripts or something.

Adding sinatra-minify as a dependency (Monk)

If your using Monk (or otherwise using the dependency gem), simply add the sinatra-minify GitHub repo to your dependencies file.

echo sinatra-minify git://github.com/sinefunc/sinatra-minify.git >> dependencies
dep vendor sinatra-minify

Changing JS/CSS paths

By default, sinatra-minify looks at public/js and public/css for your JS and CSS files, respectively. You can change them with:

class Main < Sinatra::Base
    register Sinatra::Minify

    set :js_path, 'public/javascripts'
    set :js_url,  '/javascripts'

    set :css_path, 'public/stylesheets'
    set :css_url,  '/stylesheets'

Forcing minification

Minifying happens in the production environment only by default. You can force this behavior by enabling the force_minify option in your app:

class Main < Sinatra::Base
    register Sinatra::Minify

    # Always minify
    enable :force_minify

You can also define your own behavior for checking whether to minify or not.

class Main < Sinatra::Base
    register Sinatra::Minify
    def self.minify?
      prodiction? or staging?

Ignore minified files in source control

It'd be good practice to add *.min.{css,js} to your .gitignore file (or similar, for those not using Git).

Using sinatra-minify with Less / Sass

Let's say you have some routes like

get '/css/:file.css' do
  # some code here that opens the less file

In order to properly minify this, the application must be running when you do rake minify:build. By default, we assume you have your app running in http://localhost:4567, but you can easily override this by doing:

# First let's run your application. Let's say it's a rack app:
rackup config.ru

# Now specify the URL via:
MINIFY_SITE_URL=http://localhost:9292 rake minify:build


Sinatra-minify is co-authored by Rico Sta. Cruz and Cyril David of Sinefunc, Inc. See more of our work on www.sinefunc.com!


(c) 2010 Rico Sta. Cruz, Cyril David and Sinefunc, Inc. See the LICENSE file for more details.