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This is the source for website. Note that it does not include the files that show up at as those are created by the tX conversion app.

Project Overview

The site provides a front end view to all of the content in the Door43 ecosystem. The source content on is converted into HTML and uploaded to the correct location on

DCS to Door43 Conversion

Whenever a source repository is updated, it notifies (via webhook) the conversion app to convert the content and publish it online. A repository like will become a published web page at

The pages outside of the /u/ location on the site are generated by Jekyll and provide localized navigation, Door43 project information, and curated content recommendations for each language.

Project Management

We use the Zenhub plugin to manage this project with Boards and Burndown charts. We do one week Sprints following Scrum methodology. If you don't have the (free) Zenhub plugin you can still see the issue list and the milestones that we have created.

If you would like to submit an issue, please do so here. Be sure to follow the template that is provided on a new issue. You can also see the New Door43 Roadmap to get an idea of our overall priorities and potential timeline to implementation.

Developer Quickstart Information Jekyll Site


To setup a development environment for developing on this site, you need to run the following commands (after cloning this repo):

bundle install

This will install the Ruby gems specified in Gemfile. You may be asked for the sudo password to install to the system RubyGems on Linux. If you do not have the bundle executable, then you'll need to run sudo gem install bundle or sudo apt install ruby-bundler first. If you do not have /usr/lib/ruby/include/ruby.h on Linux, then you'll need to run sudo apt install ruby-dev first. If you cannot install nokogirl due to requiring zlib, then you'll need to run sudo apt install zlib1g-dev.

Updating dependencies

bundle update

If you need s3cmd, then install it from It's as easy as sudo pip install s3cmd, yum install s3cmd or sudo apt-get install s3cmd for Linux.

If you need npm, use sudo apt install npm for Linux.

You will also need to ensure that you have a configuration file for s3cmd available as s3cfg-prod at the root of the repo. Both the assets and s3cfg-prod locations are excluded from git in .gitignore.

Publishing Setup

There are two branches that are built and deployed to S3 by Travis CI:

  • develop
  • master

The develop branch may be seen online at

The master branch is available at

Adding language pages

To create a new language landing page, add a directory for it under _data (like data/en), with the *.yml files localized for the new language. Also add a directory for it under pages (like pages/en) and add an file to it. Update the links in the *.md files to include the new language code in the paths.

Pre Production Testing

You may run make test, or make build, or make serve to test and review your changes locally. Once the script passes successfully locally, deploy to test by following setup instructions in and then run the script Your changes will then be uploaded to

Develop Testing

After Pre-production Testing you commit your changes and make a pull request against develop branch. After it has been merged Travis will automatically deploy to dev site for further testing before deploying to production. Your changes will then be uploaded to

Push to Production

If Travis CI has built and deployed the develop branch successfully, you create a pull request to merge it into the master branch. When this has been merged, Travis will automatically deploy yours changes to production. Your changes should be visible within 5 minutes on

Syncing Assets

Assets (binary things like images) are housed on for this site. This assets folder is a Resilio Sync folder shared among the developers (ask if you need access).

Note: The first time you will have to Link your Resilio Sync folder into _site/assets/. Then run s3cmd --configure to setup s3cmd. Next copy and rename the cfg file to s3cfg-prod in project folder (e.g. cp ~/.s3cfg s3cfg-prod )


In order to synchronize the assets to the cdn S3 bucket you may now run make assets. This process will not remove assets from the /assets folder, only add or update existing files.

Running Unit Tests

Note: we do not run these tests directly from InteliJ or Pycharm environments. They are launched from the command-line and debugging is done within Chrome using it's JavaScript Debugger with it's 'Developer Tools'.

Adding Tests

  • tests are js files in ./test/spec
  • will also need to add new test spec files to ./test/SpecRunner.html

Running Tests Locally using Karma

  • to make sure we have dependencies do npm install
  • to run the tests do npm run-script test-phantom

*Note: if Karma tests fail, you can find help by looking at karma log file (karma.log).

Viewing Local Code Coverage

  • coverage reports are generated automatically when you run the previous step Running Tests Locally using Karma
  • coverage reports will be in coverage folder - open coverage/PhantomJS*/lcov-report/index.html in browser to view.

Debugging Tests Locally using Karma

Note: we do not run these tests directly from InteliJ or Pycharm environments. They are launched from the command-line and debugging is done within Chrome using it's JavaScript Debugger with it's 'Developer Tools'.

  • to make sure we have dependencies do npm install
  • to debug the tests do ./
  • in Chrome Browser open to http://localhost:9876/# and then click on Debug
  • then open Chrome's "Developer Tools" (on current Chrome click on the three vertical dots in upper right then select More Tools/Developer Tools), set breakpoints (click Sources tab, js files are under base/test/spec) and then do refresh.
  • when done debugging, do ./ to stop karma running

Open source acknowledgements