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Read the Docs Sphinx HAND Theme

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View a working demo_ over on readthedocs.org_.

This is a mobile-friendly sphinx_ theme I made for readthedocs.org_.

If you'd like to update the theme,
please make your edits to the SASS files here,
rather than the .css files on checked into the repo.

.. image:: screen_mobile.png
:width: 100%


Via package

Download the package or add it to your ``requirements.txt`` file:

.. code:: bash

$ pip install sphinx_hand_theme

In your ```` file:

.. code:: python

import sphinx_hand_theme

html_theme = "sphinx_hand_theme"

html_theme_path = [sphinx_hand_theme.get_html_theme_path()]

Via git or download

Symlink or subtree the ``sphinx_hand_theme/sphinx_hand_theme`` repository into your documentation at
``docs/_themes/sphinx_hand_theme`` then add the following two settings to your Sphinx file:

.. code:: python

html_theme = "sphinx_hand_theme"
html_theme_path = ["_themes", ]


You can configure different parts of the theme.

Project-wide configuration

The theme's project-wide options are defined in the ``sphinx_hand_theme/theme.conf``
file of this repository, and can be defined in your project's ```` via
``html_theme_options``. For example:

.. code:: python

html_theme_options = {
'collapse_navigation': False,
'display_version': False,
'navigation_depth': 3,

The following options are available:

* ``canonical_url`` This will specify a `canonical url <>`__
to let search engines know they should give higher ranking to latest version of the docs.
The url points to the root of the documentation and requires a trailing slash.

Page-level configuration

Pages support metadata that changes how the theme renders.
You can currently add the following:

* ``:github_url:`` This will force the "Edit on GitHub" to the configured URL
* ``:bitbucket_url:`` This will force the "Edit on Bitbucket" to the configured URL
* ``:gitlab_url:`` This will force the "Edit on GitLab" to the configured URL

How the Table of Contents builds

Currently the left menu will build based upon any ``toctree(s)`` defined in your index.rst file.
It outputs 2 levels of depth, which should give your visitors a high level of access to your
docs. If no toctrees are set the theme reverts to sphinx's usual local toctree.

It's important to note that if you don't follow the same styling for your rST headers across
your documents, the toctree will misbuild, and the resulting menu might not show the correct
depth when it renders.

Also note that the table of contents is set with ``includehidden=true``. This allows you
to set a hidden toc in your index file with the hidden_ property that will allow you
to build a toc without it rendering in your index.

By default, the navigation will "stick" to the screen as you scroll. However if your toc
is vertically too large, it will revert to static positioning. To disable the sticky nav
altogether change the setting in ````.

Contributing or modifying the theme

The sphinx_hand_theme is primarily a sass_ project that requires a few other sass libraries. I'm
using bower_ to manage these dependencies and sass_ to build the css. The good news is
I have a very nice set of grunt_ operations that will not only load these dependencies, but watch
for changes, rebuild the sphinx demo docs and build a distributable version of the theme.
The bad news is this means you'll need to set up your environment similar to that
of a front-end developer (vs. that of a python developer). That means installing node and ruby.

Set up your environment

1. Install sphinx_ into a virtual environment.

.. code::

pip install sphinx

2. Install sass

.. code::

gem install sass

2. Install node, bower and grunt.

.. code::

// Install node
brew install node

// Install bower and grunt
npm install -g bower grunt-cli

// Now that everything is installed, let's install the theme dependecies.
npm install

Now that our environment is set up, make sure you're in your virtual environment, go to
this repository in your terminal and run grunt:

.. code::


This default task will do the following **very cool things that make it worth the trouble**.

1. It'll install and update any bower dependencies.
2. It'll run sphinx and build new docs.
3. It'll watch for changes to the sass files and build css from the changes.
4. It'll rebuild the sphinx docs anytime it notices a change to .rst, .html, .js
or .css files.

Before you create an issue

I don't have a lot of time to maintain this project due to other responsibilities.
I know there are a lot of Python engineers out there that can't code sass / css and
are unable to submit pull requests. That said, submitting random style bugs without
at least providing sample documentation that replicates your problem is a good
way for me to ignore your request. RST unfortunately can spit out a lot of things
in a lot of ways. I don't have time to research your problem for you, but I do
have time to fix the actual styling issue if you can replicate the problem for me.


* Separate some sass variables at the theme level so you can overwrite some basic colors.

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