[development] New theming engine for Rails

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 11:07:06 UTC 2006

Powering the Shopify.com Rails app:


Might be worth a look... I certainly like the design requirements:

    * It has to have beautiful and simple markup. Template engines
which don't produce good looking markup are no fun to use.
    * It needs to be non evaling and secure. Liquid templates are made
so that users can edit them. You don't want to run code on your server
which your users wrote.
    * It has to be stateless. Compile and render steps have to be
separate so that the expensive parsing and compiling can be done once
and later on you can just render it passing in a hash with local
variables and objects.
    * It needs to be able to style emails as well as html.


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