GUIDES Getting Started
2. Download UIZE
If you haven't already downloaded the zip archive of the UIZE Web site, DOWNLOAD IT NOW.
Then come back to this page and continue on with the rest of the instructions.
3. Unzip the Archive
Locate the archive file that you downloaded (probably on your desktop) and unzip it (probably by double-clicking on it).
Extract the contents of the archive to a folder on your desktop, or any other desired location. You'll end up with a
uize.com Web site.
4. Run the UIZE Dev Server
If you have NodeJS installed on your machine, then you can easily run the UIZE dev server (if you don't have NodeJS installed yet, go ahead - it's easy).
Go into a Bash window, change your current / working directory to the
node build.js Uize.Build.WebServer isDev=true
In your terminal window, you should immediately get the confirmation message "Server running at http://127.0.0.1:1337/". Now you should be able to go to that URL in your Web browser and view the uize.com Web site running in from your local machine.
5. Build the Web Site
The UIZE download contains only the source code for the framework, so the site needs to be built so you can browse working pages and hack the examples.
The Web site can be built very easily, either using Windows Script Host in Windows, or using NodeJS on any operating system.
On Mac OS or Linux, the Web site can be built by running the build script in NodeJS.
First make sure that you have NodeJS installed on your system. Once you do, go into a Bash window, change your current / working directory to the
node build.js Uize.Build.All
On Windows, the Web site can be built by running the build script in either WSH (Windows Script Host) or NodeJS.
|WSH - To run the build using WSH (Windows Script Host), which is built into Windows, simple double click on the |
|NodeJS - To run the build using NodeJS on Windows, just follow the steps for building the site on Mac OS & Linux.|
The full build of the uize.com Web site may take a couple of minutes (you may want to step away for a moment and brew a cup of coffee).
There's lots of stuff to build and your terminal window will be subjected to a torrent of log output - don't worry, it can handle it.
Once you've built the Web site, there will be a
site-built folder under the
index.html file into your Web browser of choice.
6. Create Your UIZE Project
7. Getting Support
And for additional support tips, consult the SUPPORT page.
8. What Next?