First install ruby and rubygem (if there are not installed on your system) then:

    gem install genit

All other dependencies will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Create Your Project

On the command line, type:

    genit create -e my-site
    cd my-site

Edit The Home Page

All pages go to the my-site/src/pages/ folder. Open the my-site/src/pages/index.html in your favorite editor and modify its content as follow:

    <h1>Welcome to Genit!</h1>
    <p>This is my first Genit site.</p>
    <div id="footer">
        <p>copyrighted by me</p>

Add A New Page

Create a new file in the my-site/src/pages/ folder and name it about.html. Copy/paste the following code in that file:

    <h1>The About Page</h1>
    <p>This is a page about me.</p>
    <div id="footer">
      <p>copyrighted by me</p>

Edit The Menu Template

In the my-site/src/templates/ folder there is a menu.html file. Open it in your editor. Edit this file as follow:

    <ul id="menu">
      <li><a href="index.html">home</a></li>
      <li><a href="about.html">about</a></li>

Compile your project

Now you have to 'compile' your site before seeing the result.

    genit compile

There is also a shortcut for this command:

    genit cc

Then start the web server:

    genit server

and point your browser to localhost:3000.

Congratulations! You have made your first project using genit.

Refactor your project

The two pages (index.html and about.html) have the same structure. Especially the footer section are identical. Let's refactor that.

Create a file named footer.html in the my-site/src/fragments/ folder and copy paste this code into it:

    <div id="footer">
      <p>copyrighted by me</p>

Now edit the my-site/src/pages/index.html as follow:

    <h1>Welcome to Genit !</h1>
    <p>This is my first Genit site.</p>
    <genit class="fragment" file="footer.html"/>

Do the same thing with the page my-site/src/pages/about.html:

    <h1>The About Page</h1>
    <p>This is a page about me.</p>
    <genit class="fragment" file="footer.html"/>

Now, recompile your site with:

    genit cc

then refresh localhost:3000 in your browser.

Ok, as the footer will appear in all our pages, we should put it in the main template. To do so, remove the footer from the pages:

In my-site/src/pages/index.html:

    <h1>Welcome to Genit !</h1>
    <p>This is my first Genit site.</p>

In my-site/src/pages/about.html:

    <h1>The About Page</h1>
    <p>This is a page about me.</p>

And now add it to the main template. The template is in the my-site/src/templates/ folder, under the name main.html.

In my-site/src/templates/main.html:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
            <title>Genit - Static web site framework</title>
            <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
            <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="styles/screen.css" /> 
            <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="print" href="styles/print.css" /> 
            <genit class="menu" />
            <genit class="pages" />
            <genit class="fragment" file="footer.html"/>

Using Markdown

If a part of a page doesn't need to use html tag attributes (id an class), markdown syntax is much cleaner than html syntax. Why not using markdown ?

Edit the my-site/src/pages/index.html page as follow:

    <genit class="fragment" file="index_content.markdown"/>
    <genit class="fragment" file="footer.html"/>

Then add this index_content.markdown file in the my-site/src/fragments/ folder:

    Welcome to Genit!  

    This is my first Genit site.

    I'm using HTML and markdown!

Now recompile your project with genit cc before being able to view the change.

Styling your site

Edit the my-site/src/styles/screen.css file as follow:

    a#selected { color:red; }

and refresh your browser to see changes.