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Gem for Rails 3 applications that use the excellent Zurb Foundation framework.

So far it includes:

  • A custom FormBuilder that generates a form using the Foundation framework. It replaces the current form_for so you don't have to change your Rails code. Error messages are properly displayed.

  • A display_flash_messages helper method that uses Zurb Foundation Alerts UI.

This gem has been used with Rails 3.1, 3.2 and ruby 1.9.2, 1.9.3. It should work for Rails 3.0.



A classic devise sign up view will look like this:

<%= form_for(resource, :as => resource_name, :url => registration_path(resource_name)) do |f| %>
  <%= f.email_field :email %>
  <%= f.password_field :password %>
  <%= f.password_field :password_confirmation %>

  <%= f.submit %>
<% end %>
Form Form with errors

Flash messages



Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'zurb-foundation'
gem 'foundation_rails_helper'

And then execute:

$ bundle


There is nothing additional to do for form helpers.

To get access to display_flash_messages in your views, add

include FoundationRailsHelper::FlashHelper

to app/helpers/application_helper.rb


  • Handle more UI components
  • Make something for ajax forms


  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 a new Pull Request


S├ębastien Gruhier (, - MIT LICENSE - 2012