Just in case you’re following from the blog, the next few parts will involve HTML rendering. Since these lessons are about Ruby / Rails, I’m going to assume that you know how to write HTML by hand, since we’ll be introducing a lot of magic functions that create HTML for you. If you don’t know how to HTML, Shay Howe wrote a wonderful HTML tutorial, which is available on his website.
Shay’s tutorial goes into box models and typography early on, which is important for creating custom pages. But, I will be using Bootstrap as the default CSS theme for this tutorial. So instead of writing my own box models and typography CSS, I’ll be using Bootstrap’s CSS and HTML prescriptions.