Introducing Sketch

Sketch allows you to create reuseable, inheritable visual elements which can then be rendered on the web.

Examples

basic syntax

  class Smile < Sketch::Base

html5's data attribute

For svg elements and sketches, you can add data which can then be retrieved via javascript.

  Circle.new(:klass => 'data-point', 
             :data => {:country_name => 'USA', 
                       :gdp => '13.1 Trillion'})

will produce this HTML... note then underscores become dashes. This is because data-country_name freaks me out.

  <circle class="data-point" 
             data-country-name="USA" 
             data-gdp="13.1 Trillion" />

The you can retrieve the data using jQuery, like this: