This Gem brings the cool Web App Theme by Andrea Franz to Rails 3 in the form of view generators, plus support for generating Haml-views, when Haml is in use.


Put the following in your Gemfile:

group :development do
  gem 'web-app-theme-rails'

Run bundler to install the gem:

bundle install

or do

gem install web-app-theme-rails

Add the following to config/application.rb:

config.generators do |g|
  g.template_engine "web_app_theme"

Now you need to generate a app/views/layouts/application.html.erb:

rails generate web_app_theme:layout

See the options on how to choose the theme you want.

BTW: If you are using Haml, a Haml-file is generated and the original application.html.erb will not be replaced and therefore still be the default layout. You need to remove or rename it to make the Haml-file take its place.


Just use rails scaffolding and have a look at the options:

rails generate scaffold Address name:string town:string

In the moment of this writing, generating a controller generates the normal rails views:

rails generate controller Friend index

generates the normal rails view for index.


Haml and Sass support is included. If you have Haml included in your apps Gemfile, web-app-theme-rails produces haml-templates and sass-stylesheets per default.

When you generate a normal controller, the normal rails views are generated in Haml-style instead of ERB-style.

Web App Theme

The views and layout were taken from Web App Theme with only very few modifications.



Thomas Volkmar Worm, <[email protected]>


Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project: github.com/tvw/web-app-theme-rails

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

Copyright © 2010 Thomas Volkmar Worm, Andrea Franz

See LICENSE for details and HISTORY for release history