24 January 2013

Saving Bootstrap Settings

The popular web page framework Bootstrap recently added a web form whereby you can customize visual settings (color scheme, fonts, etc.). Unfortunately they didn't add a way to save those settings, so if you later decide you need to tweak them and you didn't happen to just leave that web page open, you're screwed. You either have to reinvent them, go from memory, or dig through the generated files and hope you didn't miss anything.

I'm sure they plan to address this eventually, but in the meantime I created some JavaScript code to work around this: https://gist.github.com/4628506

To use this code:
  1. Go to: http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/customize.html
  2. Run the script in the JavaScript console. (If you don't use a browser with a JavaScript console, you're beyond my help.)
  3. Fill out the customization form.
  4. You can record your settings into an object by running: var settings = record()
  5. You can grab those as JSON by running: JSON.stringify(settings)
  6. You can reinstate those settings later by running: play(settings)
  7. You can save your settings to local storage by running: save()
  8. You can retrieve your settings from local storage by running: retrieve()
I haven't fully tested this, so let me know if you run into any issues.

SIDE NOTE: This is my first gist!

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