The default Middleman installation consists of a directory structure which looks like this:
Middleman makes use of the
lib directories for
specific purposes. Each of these directories are children of the main Middleman
source directory contains your main website source files to be built,
build directory is where your static website files will be compiled and
Local Data allows you to create
.json files in a folder
data and makes this information available in your templates. The
data folder should be placed in the root of your project i.e. in the same
folder as your project's
source folder. See the Local
Data docs for more information.
lib directory enables you to include external Ruby modules which contain
helpers for building your application. If you use Rails
then you will be familiar with this layout.