Adding a custom class to navigation links?

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BenC

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Mar 18, 2010, 3:48:03 PM3/18/10
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Hi, I'm new to Bonsai, and loving it so far. Watched your video and
checked out the code on github, and now I've got some questions. Is it
possible to add a custom class to the auto-generated navigation links?
More generally, if I want to write helper functions, what would be the
best way to go about that without getting in the way of future
updates?

I'm converting a jekyll site (that really isn't a blog) over to Bonsai
now, and I really like the decisions you made in creating it. Plus, as
a first time mustache user, I'm quite pleased with the templating.

Ben Schwarz

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Mar 18, 2010, 4:56:18 PM3/18/10
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HI Ben,

Can you be more detailed about the classes that you'd want on your
elements?
What output do you want exactly?

The more ruby (rails) people who use it, the more I hear about helpers
and extending the environment.
I've been thinking about planning something for a little while now,
but I haven't gotten around to it because I personally simply don't
need anything like that.

Basically, in terms of implementation, I reckon if you added an
"extensions" folder with some ruby files in there, I'd plan on
requiring those if they exist. So if you want to have a stab at it
I'll be happy to checkout any commits you make and either make comment
or merge them if they're spot on the money :)

Don't forget that you don't HAVE to use mustache, although it is the
only templating language in tilt that has support for partials out of
the box.


Happy planting.

BenC

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Mar 18, 2010, 6:09:51 PM3/18/10
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As soon as I posted, I knew the answer. I was trying to get something
like this:

<li><a href="/varieties/" class="varieties">Varieties</a></li>

Which I got quite easily with {{slug}}. So... I just feel foolish. A
lingering question though: how would I add an "active" class to the
currently active page in the navigation links? I'll put more thought
into the extensions/helpers.

Thanks,
Ben

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