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    Foundation for Apps

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    This is Foundation for Apps, an Angular-powered framework for building powerful responsive web apps, from your friends at ZURB.


    You'll need the following software installed to get started.

    • Node.js: Use the installer provided on the NodeJS website.
    • Git: Use the installer for your OS.
    • Ruby: Use the installer for your OS. For Windows users, JRuby is a popular alternative.
      • With Ruby installed, run gem install bundler sass.
    • Gulp and Bower: Run [sudo] npm install -g gulp bower

    Get Started

    The Sass and JavaScript components are available on Bower and npm.

    bower install foundation-apps --save
    npm install foundation-apps --save

    You can also use our command-line interface to quickly setup a basic Foundation for Apps project. It includes a pre-built Gulpfile that compiles an Angular-powered web app for you.

    Install it with this command:

    npm install -g foundation-cli bower gulp

    Now you can make a new project:

    foundation-apps new myApp
    cd myApp

    While working on your project, run:

    npm start

    This will assemble the templates, static assets, Sass, and JavaScript. You can view the test server at this URL:


    Building this Repo

    If you want to work with the source code directly or compile our documentation, follow these steps:

    git clone
    cd foundation-apps
    npm install

    While you're working on the code, run:

    npm start

    The documentation can be viewed at the same URL as above.

    Directory Structure

    • build: This is where our documentation is assembled. Don't edit these files directly, as they're overwritten every time you make a change!
    • docs: The Foundation for Apps documentation.
    • scss: The Sass components.
    • js: The Angular modules and directives, and other external libraries.
    • iconic: A set of 24 icons from the folks at Iconic.
    • dist: Compiled CSS and JavaScript files, in minified and unmified flavors.
    • tests: Unit tests for the Angular modules.


    Foundation for Apps follows semver, so we won't introduce breaking changes in minor or patch versions. The master branch will always have the newest changes, so it's not necessarily production ready. The stable branch will always have the most recent stable version of the framework.


    We love feedback! Help us find bugs and suggest improvements or new features. Follow us on Twitter at @ZURBFoundation to keep up-to-date with what's new, or to just shoot the breeze.

    If you find a problem or have an idea, open a new issue on GitHub. When filing a bug report, make sure you specify the browser and operating system you're on, and toss us a screenshot or show us how we can recreate the issue.


    npm i foundation-apps

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