Stylex prototyping and style guide tool

dev-master 2015-04-24 16:34 UTC

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Creating prototypes or style guides with Silex and Twig.

See this blog post for more details.

I've created a Barbones project that demonstrates how to get started.


Create a style-guide or prototype front end code using Twig templates. Use YAML format to define sample data and content.

  • Create an atomic design (component-based design) using the power of Twig
  • Separate sample content out from your front-end markup
  • Reuse templates later in your process
  • Fully test front-end code before handing over to dev

Getting started

Assuming you already have Composer installed globally all you need to do is create a folder for your project and run the following command:

composer require darrenmothersele/stylex dev-master

This will download Stylex from Github and all the dependencies. It creates the composer.json file for you and downloads all the code for the dependencies into a vendor folder.

As a bare minimum you will need to create a index.php to run the application, and a starter template templates/index.html.

Create a file in the project root (same location as the generated composer.json file) called index.php with the following code:

require_once __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

$app = new Stylex\Application();

Then create a templates folder and create the first page template, templates/index.html in this folder:

    {% block content %}
      <h1>Hello, world!</h1>
    {% endblock %}

You can run the application with PHP's build in web server. Simply run the following command:

php -S localhost:8000

Now, browse to http://localhost:8000 to see the website.

Read about how to use the rest of the features on my blog.