Chapter 5 of railstutorial.org (http://ruby.railstutorial.org/chapters/filling-in-the-layout#top) talks about how to create a basic layout for a web site. I use it as a great resource for putting a Rails web site together.
I’m having difficulty customizing the navbar/header. While changing the color of the “sample app” logo is straightforward enough (just change the RGB setting of the color parameter under #logo), how do I change parameters in the rest of the header? How do I change that black bar to be some other color, such as dark blue/green/red/purple/brown/etc.? How do I change the color of the menu links (Home/Help/Sign Up) from the default gray to yellow? Or orange? Or some other color?
You'll have to customise it by using sass. Read here on how to do that:
The bootstrap variables you can use can be found in:
Hope this works out for you!
Additional tips, using the railstutorial from Michael Hartl:
1. Where you have specified the navbar html, remove navbar-inverse if
it's there.. it should give you the default light-grey navbar
2. Open up app/assets/stylesheets/custom.css.scss
3. Add and customise the values of:
Note: make absolutely sure you do this before you import bootstrap
(@import "bootstrap";), because SASS will respect whatever you have
defined before the import.
I hope this helps you better. Have fun learning Rails!