I found myself in a situation where I needed to serve a static site (in reality a Backbone.js webapp) through my running Pow! installation. The solution was extremely easy to find but I thought I’d list it here anyway.
The documentation indicates that your folder structure must include a public folder inside your project folder. This would have conflicted with the directory structure of the application that I’m contributing to, so I simply wrapped my project folder with a company folder, which in turn holds the public folder:
or another way to view that is:
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You still need to create the symbolic link from your site’s directory
and now you simply access your static site via:
Of course the easiest (perhaps better) solution is to install the powder gem and manually bring down the pow server when working on your non-pow projects.