Rethinking the default page @ localhost:3000

Hi all,

I am a user experience designer, learning rails, its been some time now,
but I still panic when deploying to production.

I guess in year the rails default page has not changed much. and now
when
rails5 is to be launched, it would be sad if we did not redesign the
page
which you can access @ http://localhost:3000 #Given it should be a fresh
rails application.

So being a designer, I could resist and did my take on it. please have a
look, positive criticism is highly appreciated.

Have a look, there are 2 versions/styles, and I am working on one more.

Option 1
https://dribbble.com/shots/2426761-WIP-Rails-Default-Page/attachments/471028

Option2
https://dribbble.com/shots/2426761-WIP-Rails-Default-Page/attachments/471027

*Current Page *
https://dribbble.com/shots/2426761-Rails-Default-Page/attachments/471032

Dribble Post
https://dribbble.com/shots/2426761-WIP-Rails-Default-Page

Let me know what you guys think?

PS: I am new here, just trying to make Open Source software look and
feel a
bit better, just doing my bit.

Best!
Avadh

I really like the mockups! I agree with Colin that this should probably
go
by the core team.

Jeroen

On 28 December 2015 at 14:59, Avadh B.S. Dwivedi [email protected]
wrote:

So being a designer, I could resist and did my take on it. please have a
look, positive criticism is highly appreciated.

Have a look, there are 2 versions/styles, and I am working on one more.

I suggest asking on the rails-core list whether a pull request for
such a change would be looked on favourably, and asking which would be
preferred if so.

Colin

Avadh B.S. Dwivedi [email protected] writes:

look, positive criticism is highly appreciated.

Have a look, there are 2 versions/styles, and I am working on one more.

Option 1
https://dribbble.com/shots/2426761-WIP-Rails-Default-Page/attachments/471028

This one ^ is my personal preference.

PS: I am new here, just trying to make Open Source software look and feel a
bit better, just doing my bit.

Best!
Avadh

Having a real-life designer in the mix is always enlightening and
fun. :slight_smile: Thanks for jumping in on this, Avadh.

Not just the front default page, but there are other pages that need
real attention:

  • rails/info pages (seen during dev/test, not prod)

  • error pages, both in dev/test and prod. There’s a gem called
    “better_errors” that does a good job, but the regular ones are barely
    passing grade.

Also, all the generated views. The default (generated) Rails
displays and views are rather tarnished with old age and such. I would
love to see someone take on the default views as well, as they are
extremely ugly things, to the point I would say not even functionally
useful.

Have a go, Avadh, please? Just keep them framework and JS agnostic. I
can’t say if anyone on the core team will accept it, but it sure would
be nice!

And I’m nobody at all whose opinion on this means nothing in the
end. Just a heavy user. :slight_smile:


Tamara T.
[email protected]
http://www.tamouse.org

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