Jekyll is the great static website generator, that can be easily used for blogs, portfolio pages, galleries and others simple projects. It`s very simple, flexible tool that can be upgraded with hundreds powerful plugins.
If you like Ruby on Rails, you might want to use Rails assets pipeline when you work with front-end in Jekyll. If so, here are jekyll-assets. This project allows you to use some Rails-like assets pipeline functionality:
- SASS, LESS, Coffeescript and even ERB
Rails assets dependencies management:
//=require 'jquery' //=require 'parallax' //=require 'slideout'
- Gzipped versions of assets
But what if you also wants to use popular Bower packages with Jekyll and
First, you need Rails assets project, that allows you to use any Bower modules with Bundler. You just need to add required packages in your Gemfile like this:
source 'https://rails-assets.org' do gem 'rails-assets-jquery' gem 'rails-assets-normalize-scss' gem 'rails-assets-slideout.js' end
It works great with Ruby on Rails, but you need some hack to use it with jekyll-assets - by default, jekyll-assets configuration does not include rails-assets paths. To fix this, you can load paths with Sprockets in your Jekyll plugin file (_plugins/ext.rb) .
require 'jekyll-assets' require 'bundler/setup' Bundler.require(:default, 'development') if defined?(RailsAssets) RailsAssets.load_paths.each do |path| Sprockets.append_path path end end
When you’ve completed this setup, you can manage your assets almost like in Ruby on Rails.