Chapter 5

Filling in the Layout

In the process of taking a brief tour of Ruby in Chapter 4, we learned about including the application stylesheet into the sample application (Section 4.1), but (as noted in Section 4.3.4) the stylesheet doesn’t yet contain any CSS. In this chapter, we’ll start filling in the custom stylesheet by incorporating a CSS framework into our application, and then we’ll add some custom styles of our own.1 We’ll also start filling in the layout with links to the pages (such as Home and About) that we’ve created so far (Section 5.1). Along the way, we’ll learn about partials, Rails routes, and the asset pipeline, including an introduction to Sass (Section 5.2). We’ll end by taking a first important step toward letting users ...

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