Monday, Nov 28, 2011

Announcing Backbone.js LayoutManager

Designing an application with Backbone.js is amazing; it's flexible and fits in comfortably with my development processes. Since this library doesn't formalize common tasks like templating, it's all-too-easy to fall into the repetitive flow of rewriting the same template fetching/rendering/assembling for every project.

LayoutManager formalizes from start to finish the fetching of layouts and templates, the rendering in any engine, and assembling into the DOM. Configuration is minimal to get it working with various engines (Mustache/Handlebars) and transport methods (DOM/AJAX).

GitHub Project Page

Make sure to check out the screencast I created which explains exactly how to get started with LayoutManager:

Screencast Source

(In order to run the example source code, you will need to use an HTTP server.)

For more information, check out this GitHub issue