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Generator mdpress

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You'll need to install Aditya Bhargava's mdpress for this work.

mdpress is a ruby gem that allows you to create rad presentations using impress.js in simple and readable markdown.

This generator allows you to scaffold up a presentation using Yeoman. In addition, it comes bundled with a JavaScript file that enforces Ignite presentation guidelines that will automatically advance the slides every 15 seconds and put it into fullscreen mode for you.

New in 0.2.0

  • Gruntjs! Now you can run grunt tasks to manage your presentation. The most useful being grunt server which will watch for changes, run mdpress to compile for you, and do livereload.
  • Implemented underscore templating in the templates.
  • Made package.json and bower.json more useful.

Current Issues

  • If you're using the ignite JS, you cannot open the presentation using the mdpress -r flag. It's because mdpress creates a temporary project and only copies select files to that temp directory. Instead use the grunt tasks provided.

Getting started

  • Make sure you have yo installed: npm install -g yo
  • Install the generator locally: npm install generator-mdpress
  • Run: yo mdpress


  • To run presentation, enter grunt server in the terminal from the root of the project.


  • Split ignite JS into subgenerator.
  • Add testing.
  • Add multiple themes. Perhaps a Yeoman-specific theme.


MIT License