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* Update the spec/dummy app to use Rails 4 style
* Update the appraisals to use latest released rails versions
* Update travis config to pay attention to ruby 2.0 and rails 4.0
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Flutie provides extra ActionView view helpers for use with Rails applications. Previous versions created default application styles.

Please look to Bourbon and Neat gems for style defaults now.

Installation & Upgrading

Flutie is a Railtie meant for use with Rails. It works with versions of Rails greater than 3.0.

Flutie is recommended to be run as a gem and included in your Gemfile:

gem 'flutie'


Flutie provides several helper methods for layouts as well.


The page_title method can be used like:

<title><%= page_title %></title>

By default, it will produce results like:

<title>Appname : page title</title>
  • "App name" comes from the module name of the rails application created by your app, i.e. Appname::Application will produce "Appname"
  • "page" comes from trying content_for(:page_title) and assumes you are using content_for with :page_title symbol on your pages.
  • The separator defaults to " : "

These can be overridden by passing an options hash including :app_name, :page_title_symbol and :separator hash keys, ie:

content_for(:site_page_title, 'My title of my page')
page_title(:app_name => 'My app name', :page_title_symbol => :site_page_title, :separator => " | ")
=> "My app name | My title of my page"


The body_class method can be used like:

<body class="<%= body_class %>">

This will produce a string including the controller name and controller-action name. For example, The WidgetsController#show action would produce:

<body class="widgets widgets-show">

Anything which has been added via content_for(:extra_body_classes) will be added to the end, for example:

content_for(:extra_body_classes, 'special-page')
<body class="<%= body_class %>">
<body class="widgets widgets-show special-page">

Suggestions, Bugs, Refactoring?

Please see for details.



Flutie is maintained and funded by thoughtbot, inc

Thank you to all the contributors!

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Flutie is Copyright © 2010-2013 thoughtbot. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.

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