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Congratulations, you have successfully started your first Grails application with the Kickstart extension! At the moment this is the default page, feel free to modify it to either redirect to a controller or display whatever content you may choose.

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Kickstart is an extension for Grails in order to start your project with a good looking frontend. It is intended to be used in rapid application scenarios such as a Startup Weekend or a prototyping session with a customer. This plugin provides adapted scaffolding templates for standard CRUD pages using the Bootstrap web page template by Twitter. Additionally, Kickstart includes some general GSPs pages (e.g., about.gsp), a minimal logging/orientation Filter, and a language switcher.

Next Steps

Bootstrap 3.0.3

Kickstart uses Bootstrap to render the web pages. Bootstrap is made by Mark Otto (@mdo) and Billy Gates (@fat). Bootstrap is designed to help people of all skill levels as a complete kit or to start something more complex.

Browser support

Bootstrap is tested and supported in major modern browsers like Chrome 14, Safari 5+, Opera 11, Internet Explorer 7, and Firefox 5.

Tech Foundation

Bootstrap is based on elements of HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript 1.8, and jQuery 1.7 with progressively enhanced components to enable a responsive design of the website. Kickstart is built using Groovy 2.x and Java 7 integrated into the Grails 2.3.x framework.


Kickstart uses the Datepicker for Bootstrap by Stefan Petre and Andrew Rowls

Language Selector

Kickstart contains a language selector that uses the FamFamFam flag icons by Mark James. It automatically detects which languages are available and offers them in a dropdown menu.

Other Features

Kickstart contains several pages as starting points for the average website such as an About Page, Contact Page, 404, etc.