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Maintained by Tim Branyen @tbranyen and Mike Pennisi @jugglinmike, with help from awesome contributors!

Provides a logical foundation for assembling layouts and views within Backbone. Designed to be adaptive and configurable for painless integration. Well tested, with full code coverage, in both the browser and Node.js environments.

Depends on Underscore, Backbone, and jQuery. You can swap out the dependencies with a custom configuration.


Migrating from 0.7

Release notes

  • Fixed View duplication bug with multiple top level elements (el: false).
  • Fixed the deletion of the template property in initialize that would cause bugs with View inheritance.
  • Fixed issue with getView and _.where object.

Full Release Log


Please read and follow the contribution guide before contributing.

Running the unit tests in the browser

Open test/index.html in your favorite browser to ensure LayoutManager works as expected.

Running the unit tests headless

Install Node.js, Grunt.js 0.4, and run npm install inside the project directory.

Make sure you've installed grunt-cli globally with:

[sudo] npm install grunt-cli -g

Run grunt inside a terminal in the project directory to run the tests in both a headless browser and Node.js environment.


I do my very best to ensure top quality and continued progress with LayoutManager. Developers using, but not contributing, may want to consider leaving a small donation to show their appreciation.

All funds collected will find their way to the mspca organization. Thanks! :)


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