Recently we got our hands back on a Lift project after some time. A few of our clients had already moved from Lift to Play due to various reasons and one of them seemed to be dismal (read valid) documentation. There seem to be decent information like >simply.liftweb.net> and >exploring.liftweb.net> along with the book Lift in Action. But most of these resources seem to be still in the dark ages of getting built by sbt 0.7.5 and what not. I had a hard time getting a colleague of mine getting set up with the basic lift examples given that the other projects that we are currently executing are already on the latest versions. Anyway, here is a quick guide to get you out of the woods, faster.