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ImagineUI

ImagineUI for Foliant

ImagineUI is a tool that supports developing wireframes in a localized human-readable format.

This preprocessor allows using <imagineui> macros in Foliant

Installation

Before using ImagineUI, you need to install Node.js.

ImagineUI preprocessor code is written in Python, but it uses a JavaScript package. This script is provided in ImagineUI package:

$ pip install foliantcontrib.imagineui

ImagineUI uses Puppeteer for rendering in background, which is a huge dependency, so to avoid downloading Chrome every time this preprocessor applies, it's advised to install imagineui-cli globally.

$ npm i -g imagineui-cli

Config

To enable the preprocessor, add imagineui to preprocessors section in the project config:

preprocessors:
    - imagineui

The preprocessor has a number of options with the following default values:

preprocessors:
    - imagineui:
        version: global
        cache_dir: !path .imagineuicache
version
Version of the imagineui-cli package in NPM. "global" (default) will skip and will use either the version already installed globally or the latest version, which speeds up NPX significantly.
cache_dir
Directory to store downloaded and resized images.

Usage

To insert a wireframe image rendered by ImagineUI into your documentation, use <imagineui>...</imagineui> tags in Markdown source:

<imagineui>
    Page: "Welcome screen"
    Block: "Header"
        Header "Mockup poetry"
    Block: "Flowers"
        Two columns
            Image "Roses are red,"
            Image "Violets are blue."
            Image "Your mockups are awesome,"
            Image "And so are you!"
    Block: "Footer"
        One row
            Button "Try ImagineUI"
            Button "Subscribe"
            Button "Contribute"
</imagineui>

ImagineUI preprocessor will replace such blocks with local image references.

Acknowledgements

BindSympli preprocessor was used as a starting point

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