Yeoman – Setup AngularJS and Foundation 5 with Sass

The generator-angular written by the Yeoman team comes with Bootstrap integration. But instead of using Bootstrap, i would like to use Foundation 5 with Sass. The following example is created under Node.js v0.10.29.

1. Create your project directory. In my case, i will name the project ng-foundation.

mkdir ng-foundation


2. Move to the ng-foundation folder.

cd ng-foundation


3. Scaffold the AngularJS project using the generator-angular as usual.

yo angular


4. Enable Sass with Compass.

5. No Bootstrap of course.

6. Pick the AngularJS modules which you need. In this example, i will include them all.

7. To setup Foundation in our newly create project, first we need to include the Foundation 5 CSS. You can get the latest Foundation .scss files on GitHub – zurb / foundation. We only need the following files.



8. Copy them to ./ng-foundation/app/styles as follow.

9. The .scss files would be compiled to .css by the grunt command. Let’s include them in ./ng-foundation/app/index.html.

<!doctype html>
<html class="no-js">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="description" content="">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
    <!-- Place favicon.ico and apple-touch-icon.png in the root directory -->
    <!-- build:css(.) styles/vendor.css -->
    <!-- bower:css -->
    <!-- endbower -->
    <!-- endbuild -->
    <!-- build:css(.tmp) styles/main.css -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/normalize.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/foundation.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/main.css">
    <!-- endbuild -->


10. Add a button in ./ng-foundation/app/views/main.html.


<div class="jumbotron">
  <h1>'Allo, 'Allo!</h1>
  <p class="lead">
    <img src="images/yeoman.png" alt="I'm Yeoman"><br>
    Always a pleasure scaffolding your apps.
  <p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-success" ng-href="#">Splendid!<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-ok"></span></a></p>


11. Start the grunt server under ./ng-foundation.

grunt serve


12. Verify if you could get the button in Foundation style.

Done =)

Next: AngularJS directives of Foundation



7 thoughts on “Yeoman – Setup AngularJS and Foundation 5 with Sass”

  1. Thanks for the post! Just what I was looking for and more like this in the future please (angular and foundation5)! Bookmarking and following from now on, you rock man!


  2. Hi. Thanks for this post. Really interesting stuff!

    I followed it till end, and by the time I launched the server, my button wasn’t in the foundation style. I have a strong conviction that sass + compass is not working for me. In fact, my bower.json file is a bit different that yours in part 2. Any light you could shed on that? Thanks in advance.


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