Pre-Rendered Templates With Backbone Marionette

In Backbone Marionette, you would normally call view.render(); to display a view in the browser. However, what if the server has already returned some pre-rendered HTML that doesn’t need to be rendered by Marionette? For example, you may pre-render the HTML for the header, navigation and footer on your website to improve the user’s experience whilst waiting for your javascript to load.

The easiest way to use pre-rendered templates is simply:

var nav = new Marionette.Layout({el: $('#nav')});

where $('#nav') contains your pre-rendered HTML.

Additionally, if you want to attach a pre-rendered view to a region, rather than calling, instead call App.region.attachView(view) as described by Derick Bailey.