ZURB Template

devDependency Status

Please open all issues with this template on the main Foundation for Sites repo.

This is the official ZURB Template for use with Foundation for Sites. We use this template at ZURB to deliver static code to our clients. It has a Gulp-powered build system with these features:


To use this template, your computer needs:

This template can be installed with the Foundation CLI, or downloaded and set up manually.

Using the CLI

Install the Foundation CLI with this command:

npm install foundation-cli --global

Use this command to set up a blank Foundation for Sites project with this template:

foundation new --framework sites --template zurb

The CLI will prompt you to give your project a name. The template will be downloaded into a folder with this name.

Now cd to your project name and to start your project run

foundation watch

Manual Setup

To manually set up the template, first download it with Git:

git clone https://github.com/zurb/foundation-zurb-template projectname

Then open the folder in your command line, and install the needed dependencies:

cd projectname
npm install
bower install

Finally, run npm start to run Gulp. Your finished site will be created in a folder called dist, viewable at this URL:


To create compressed, production-ready assets, run npm run build.