Dev environment setup
Please note: this step is absolutely optional. It aims for advanced user who want to speed up development process with professional grade Front-End toolset shiped with Around. If you are not familiar with these tools and have no time to dive in you can still use plain HTML / CSS / JS to customize Around. Files you need are located inside homeid/dist folder. In this case you can skip this and next sections. Happy coding :)
HomeID is built using modern development toolset.
Text Editor and Terminal (Command Line)
You can use any text editor at your disposal and available Command line tool (Command Prompt for Windows or Terminal on MacOS). Our personal preference is Visual Studio Code. It is free, has great buil-in terminal (console), built-in git client, debugging, huge extensions library and available for MacOS, Windows, Linux.
Installing Node.js and npm
In order to be able to setup HomeID development environment you will need to install Node.js and its Package Manager (npm).
Node.js is absolutely free and available for download via its official website for MacOS, Windows, Linux systems. Download Node.js and npm here.
Learn more about Node Package Manager and available packages here: https://www.npmjs.com
Installing packages necessary for HomeID development
When Node.js and npm is installed you are ready to install all dependencies necessary for HomeID development.Inside your command line tool type step by step:
Install Ruby at https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/documentation/installation/ if you have not installed it
- npm install
- gem install bundler
- bundle install
- gem install bundler jekyll
- gem install jekyll-toc jekyll-tidy
These will start the process of installing all dependencies which are listed inside
homeid/package.json file. Wait until installation is finished and jump to the next section Working with Gulp.