Linked below is a simple Ruby script for creating an HTML dashboard using the Markdown text markup language and a Ruby script. Click the following link to see a sample of the dashboard. A link to the script and sample content is also included.
Download here: dash.zip
The Markdown content looks something like this:
# Dashboard 3 Title - Header 1 ## Header 2 * Bullet * Bullet * Bullet ### Header 3 * Item * Item #### Header 4 Para here. > Quoted text here
How the Dashboard Works
The dashboard consists of a few components. The page content is wrapped with
footer.html. And content is styled with
dash.css. You can, of course, modify these file if you wish. Any Markdown css should work good with the content.
For the script to find your content files, simple start the file name with a two digit number and end the file in .md. For example
01mynotes.md. Tabs appear in the dashboard page based on the numbering of the files. So if you want a file to come first, it should be start with "01". Then pages that follow should start with "02", "03", and so on.
To generate the output file, just run the Ruby script and redirect the output to a file, for example:
mkdash.rb > index.html. All "XX*.md" files will be included in the resulting output file.
To use this script you must have the following components installed.
- Ruby 1.8.7 or later
- The Kramdown Ruby gem.