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Helpers for frontend from Evil Martians

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Helpers, shortcuts and my common frontend workflows from Evil Martians.

The project is separated into 3 gems:

  • Evil Front only contains helpers and doesn’t change the application environment.
  • Evil Front All loads the workflow gems: Autoprefixer, Csso, Slim, JqueryCdn, Evil Blocks, Uglifier.
  • Evil Front Rails loads the workflow gems and changes
    Rails settings to create my common frontend workflow with a single line of code.

You can safely use Evil Front Core, but the other two gems have side effects, so I recommend to only use them for new projects.

Some of the view helpers from Evil Front Core may require Rails, but most of them work with any Ruby application.

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The Evil Front Core gem contains assets and view helpers:

View Helpers


  • russian_typograph to add typographical symbols (like Russian quotes, em-dash), non-breaking spaces.
  • english_typograph to add typographical symbols (like quotes, ellipsis), non-breaking spaces.
  • typograph_by_locale uses russian_typograph or english_typograph depend on current locale.
  • auto_flying_quotes add tags to quotes to move it from text left horizontal line.
  • ruble to insert the Russian currency character.
  • capitalize_first to capitalize only first letter.

Head Tags


  • tel to insert phone numbers as links with the tel: protocol.

Sass Helpers

JS Helpers


The Evil Front All gem loads my must-have tools:

Rails Settings

The Evil Front Rails gem changes default Rails settings:

  • Autoprecompile adds all files in root of app/assets/stylesheets and app/assets/javascripts to precompile. You should only store loadable files in subdirs.
  • Disable assets generation on controller and action generation.
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