I would like to use a CSS Framework like Zurb Foundation with Craft. I also want to manage my bower dependencies and I want to use Grunt to concat and minify my sass/js as well as compress my images. All this good stuff is happening on my local computer running Mamp Pro. I'll then move it to a Staging server once everything is set up.
I have these folders/files in my directory.
.bowerrc bower.json -craft -dev -bower_components -scss .htaccess index.php robots.txt -node_modules -public Gruntfile.js package.json
The idea of my workflow is to work in the "dev" folder (html, scss, js) and when it's time to push to Staging server I use grunt to copy/minify/compress into the "public" folder. That way I can send only the "craft" and "public" folders.
If I'm working in the "dev" folder my templates would need to link to the files in the bower_components folders as well as my unminified code. When I publish to the public folder everything gets the minified/concatenated version.
My question concerns templates. I know that templates are in the "craft" folder. How would I get craft to choose between 2 base _layouts (one built for dev, one built for speed) based on which folder my index.php file is located? Is there a better workflow solution?