Articles tagged 'html'

  • Writing elegant HTML with HAML

    January 4, 2012


    This post was originally published in the Rambling Labs Blog on January 4, 2012.


    Another cool thing that we learned while building the new Rambling Labs site was HAML. It’s a markup language that is based on the premise that ‘Markup should be beautiful’, in their own words.

    It’s very easy to install, just add gem 'haml' to your Gemfile and run bundle install. To use it, replace your view_name.html.erb file with a view_name.html.haml file.

    Like SASS and CoffeeScript, to achieve the beauty it professes, HAML uses indentation to determine what it should do next. This means, and you guessed it, that it writes beautifully.

    Compare this ERb file:

    <div id="single_post">
      <h2 class="post_title"><%= link_to post.title, post %></h2>
      <div

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