Different renders on main page


#1

Hi all,

just want to know how to act:

It’s some kind of community website and at the main site I want to have
different boxes with information from differen models -> new users, new
news, etc.

How to set up? Do I need to render partials in each div, therefore I
need to set instances, do I?

In fact it’s nothing more than requesting one controller (at index_url)
with some models?

How do you do? What do you think about that?

Kind regards
Mario


#2

Just as you say. Nothing special about requesting data from lots of
different
or unrelated models for such usage.

In the controller get the data like:

@new_users = User.find(:all, :conditions => whatever means new)
@new_news = News.find(:all, :conditions => …)

In the view it’s a matter of taste if you write a different partial
for each box or not. I would most likely do it, or reuse some other
partials for displaying users or new, that are already written.