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Customising Dashing

Screen shot 2013-06-18 at 21.50.34

This post follows on from installing Dashing.

Add Twitter search


~/abbies_dashboard $ sudo gem install twitter

~/abbies_dashboard $ sudo dashing install 5419267

Opened Gemfile in ~/abbies_dashboard and added new line:

gem 'twitter'

~/abbies_dashboard $ sudo bundle install

Add Twitter configs to twitter-search.rb [to edit file, had to save edited version to a different folder then cut and paste into jobs folder]

Add weather widget


~/abbies_dashboard $ sudo gem install xml-simple

Opened Gemfile in ~/abbies_dashboard and added new line:

gem 'xml-simple'

~/abbies_dashboard $ sudo bundle install

~/abbies_dashboard $ sudo dashing install 4990174

You’ll also need the Climacons Webfont. Download it, and put the .eot, .ttf, and .woff files in your /assets/fonts folder

Added WOEID to weather.rb file


Installing Dashing

Dashing allows you to make beautiful customised dashboards. I’ve got to the point of it being up-and-running and displaying a dashboard in my browser. Next task is to customise it!

Dashing dashboard screenshot

How I got Dashing installed and running

Install ruby:

$ sudo apt-get install libyaml-ruby

$ sudo wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/76729/rubygems-1.8.25.tgz

$ tar -xvzf /boot/rubygems-1.8.25.tgz

~/rubygems-1.8.25 $ sudo ruby setup.rb

$ sudo apt-get install ruby1.9.1-dev

Install nodejs:

$ sudo apt-get install nodejs

Install bundler:

$ sudo gem install bundler

Install dashing:

$ sudo gem install dashing

Create new dashboard:

$ dashing new Abbies_dashboard

Bundle gems:

$ cd abbies_dashboard

~/abbies_dashboard $ bundle

Start dashing server:

~/abbies_dashboard $ dashing start