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Rails form builder with flexible markup and styles.

Formulate consists of a custom form builder, which replaces the default form builder in Rails, and a Sass style sheet that can be customized with variables.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'formulate'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install formulate


The form builder will be used automatically, so you don't need to do anything.

If you'd like to use Formulate's style sheet, you'll need to include it in a Sass file, like app/assets/stylesheets/form.css.sass, and add the following:

@import formulate

Formulate's styles are all scoped under the selector form.formulate, so it shouldn't clobber anything in your own applications.

Customizing Styles

To customize the styles, you may set any of the variables used by the style sheet before importing it:

$input_focus_border_color: $blue
$submit-button-color: $blue

@import formulate

Take a look at the variables at the top of /vendor/assets/stylesheets/formulate.css.sass to see what's available for customization.

You can always override any of the styles after importing the Formulate style sheet, too.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


Copyright © 2012 Tyler Hunt. See LICENSE for details.

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