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Twitter Bootstrap for Rails 3.1 Asset Pipeline using Haml/Sass/Coffeescript

Twitter Bootstrap is a design toolkit to kickstart the graphical part of webapps.

hsc-twitter-bootstrap-rails integrates the toolkit with Ruby on Rails Haml, Sass and Coffeescript and adds some generators.

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Usage in your Ruby on Rails app

Installing Gem

Include Bootstrap in Gemfile:

gem "hsc-twitter-bootstrap-rails"

Bundle it:

bundle install

Select your preferred Sass style

Select the your preferred sass-style in config/application.rb:

config.sass.preferred_syntax = :sass


config.sass.preferred_syntax = :scss

where the last one is the default.

Config Haml

Add an initializer “config/initializers/haml.rb”:

Haml::Template.options[:format] = :html5
Haml::Template.options[:attr_wrapper] = '"'

Install the assets

Remove the following files:


Install and application.css.sass (or .scss):

rails g bootstrap:install

The Generators


To create a new haml layout:

rails g bootstrap:layout [LAYOUT_NAME] [*fixed or fluid]

'LAYOUT_NAME' is the name of the layout. 'fixed' and 'fluid' is the style of the layout.


rails g bootstrap:layout application fixed

Make sure, that you do not have erb-versions of your layouts like 'app/views/layouts/application.html.erb' since they will be preferred by rails.


Themed generates Twitter Bootstrap compatible scaffold views:

rails g bootstrap:themed [RESOURCE_NAME]


rails g scaffold post title:string description:text
rake db:migrate
rails g bootstrap:themed posts

If you want to modify the themed templates, you can install them into you local app directory:

rails g bootstrap:templates

You will find them in 'lib/generators/bootstrap/themed/templates'.


The main part of bringing Twitter Bootstrap to Sass is done by Christopher Cocchi-Perrier: sass-twitter-bootstrap-rails

hsc-twitter-bootstrap-rails depends on the sass-twitter-bootstrap-rails gem.


Thomas Volkmar Worm <>


Copyright © 2012 Thomas Volkmar Worm <>

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