Recently I was modifying a twitter bootstrap theme and had to create code that looked something like this for my navigation menu bar:
The idea here was to display an “envelope icon” next to the contact menu option. So I needed to insert another tag within the “a” tag.
The typical link_to syntax
Typically, in a rails .html.erb view, you would do something like this:
<%= link_to "Home", root_path %>
And it would produce html output that looked like this:
You can specify other html options such as :class or :id, but I didn’t know how to specify a tag within the “a” tag.
But you can do this by realizing link_to can take a block
Here’s the solution I went with:
<%= link_to contact_path do %>
<% end %>
And here’s the output, exactly what I wanted: