DESCRIPTION:

This gem is based on Rails plugin 'css_dryer': github.com/airblade/css_dryer. Unlike 'css_dryer', this one doesn't create any controllers and views. Instead, it acts more like SASS, but uses css_dryer parser (which allows you to use completely conventional css-synax and write one-line css rules).

  • Read 'install' section to find out how to use it with Rails or any other Ruby appplication.

  • Read USAGE.markdown file to learn about css_dryer parser (copypasted from css_dryer REAME).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • ActiveResource gem

INSTALL:

1) sudo gem install css_dryer_2 2) If you're planning to use it with rails application, then go to rails application folder and run 'script/generate css_dryer'. This will generate neccessary rake tasks.

3) Put this is config/environments/development.rb:

require 'css_dryer_2'

4) In dev environment, to generate css on any changes in .ncss files, put this in ApplicationController:

CssDryer2::FilesHandler.new(:settings => :rails).run if RAILS_ENV == 'development'

You can also set custom directories for files, instead of using rails shortcut option:

CssDryer2::FilesHandler.new(
  :source_path  => 'my_css_dir/ncss',
  :compile_path => 'my_css_dir',
  :tmp_path     => '/tmp',
  :force_compile => true
)

5) While rails application to production, run rake task:

rake ncss:compile

6) Now put your .ncss files in your 'public/stylesheets/ncss/' dir. The compiler will put generated css files in 'public/stylesheets/' dir.

HOW IT WORKS:

When you fire 'run' method, CssDryer2::FileHandler object checks if the .ncss files changed (it stores their SHA1 in tmp dir). If they did, it recompiles them.

For Rails application it assumes that you store your .ncss files in 'public/stylesheets/ncss', and it compiles .css files in 'public/stylesheets'. You might want to add 'public/stylesheets/*.css' into your '.gitignore' file

You can force reompile by providing the run method with':force_recompile => true' argument. You can also recompile at any time by running 'rake ncss:compile'

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

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