Your First Template

Browser Demo

1. Install Squirrelly

Follow the installation instructions, then require or import Squirrelly. In this example, we'll require Squirrelly as the variable Sqrl.

var Sqrl = require("squirrelly")
//Or you could: import * as Sqrl from "squirrelly"
//Or, if you're in the browser, Sqrl is already global

2. Create a Template

var myTemplate = `
This is a template
My favorite template engine is: {{fav}}
My favorite kind of cake is: {{cake}}
`

In this example, we're using JavaScript template literals. You don't have to use template literals with Squirrelly. It just makes it easier to write templates, since you don't have to escape newlines. In real life, most templates are their own files.

3. Render your Template!

var templateResult = Sqrl.Render(myTemplate, {
fav: "Squirrelly", cake: "Chocolate"
})
console.log(templateResult)
//This is a template
//My favorite template engine is: Squirrelly
//My favorite kind of cake is: Chocolate

Try rendering it with other data: it still works!