Martel is a micro framework to help you prototype out your site ideas.
** This is early and may be buggy. I haven't tested it completely so consider this very alpha! **
Martel is a micro framework built on NodeJS to help you prototype out your site ideas. Using Martel is as simple as creating a jade template file and then accessing it directly from the browser. Your template will be rendered and delivered back to the browser.
Creating a prototype in Martel means you don't think about URL routing, ORMs or frameworks. You only worry about creating a great frontend experience. The purpose is to hash out quick ideas and concepts before you even focus on the nitty details.
npm install -g martel
Run the following below commands:
- martel create test_project
- cd test_project
- martel start
Open browser to http://localhost:3000/index.jade
If all goes well you should be welcomed by a "Hello World". Feel free to edit the templates and css/js files to your liking. Since Martel uses
nodemon you can continue to edit your files and the server will auto reload on it's own!
Martel is built on the
consolidate-build module and as a result supports a wide variety of template engines. For a complete list review the links below:
Martel comes with a command line tool to setup and start your project.
martel create <output directory>
Creates a template project directory
Starts the node server from your project directory