In the application folder type the following to install the required gems:
To make changes edit the source files in the source folder.
Single page output
Although a single page of HTML is generated the markdown is spread across
multiple files to make it easier to manage. They can be found in
A new markdown file isn’t automatically included in the generated output. If we
add a new markdown file at the location source/documentation/agile/scrum.md,
the following snippet in source/index.html.md.erb, includes it in the
<%= partial 'documentation/agile/scrum' %>
Including files manually like this lets us specify the position they appear in
To add a completely new page, create a file with a .html.md extension in the /source directory.
Whilst writing documentation we can run a middleman server to preview how the
published version will look in the browser. After saving a change the preview in
the browser will automatically refresh.
The preview is only available on our own computer. Others won’t be able to
access it if they are given the link.
Type the following to start the server:
bundle exec middleman server
If all goes well something like the following output will be displayed:
== The Middleman is loading
== LiveReload accepting connections from ws://192.168.0.8:35729
== View your site at "http://Laptop.local:4567", "http://192.168.0.8:4567"
== Inspect your site configuration at "http://Laptop.local:4567/__middleman", "http://192.168.0.8:4567/__middleman"