RoR Application Web Template?

Hello all,

It looks like most of RoR web applications have the same look&feel, and
I just wonder if there is any common web design template for RoR that I
can use as I develop the application.

I am not a web designer, so I need to get some nice-looking premade web
template for this RoR.

How did you accomplish this?

Thank you all!

2008/9/19 Jae L. [email protected]:

Hello all,

It looks like most of RoR web applications have the same look&feel, and
I just wonder if there is any common web design template for RoR that I
can use as I develop the application.

You can search for good templates at http://www.opendesigns.org/ or
http://www.nuviotemplates.com/

I am not a web designer, so I need to get some nice-looking premade web
template for this RoR.

How did you accomplish this?

It’s just a big coincidence since many RoR developers do Web 2.0
applications.
Symfony developers (i am one) also appear to do the same.

Regards,


Rodrigo F.
http://www.thecodekeeper.net/

Jae,

I presume you are referring to the “scaffolding” look and feel. It
really has a spartan look and feel. And that’s by design. Rails is not
meant to be a wyswig or CMS with prebuilt templates like Drupal or the
like. Consider it to be a very,very good web software tollbox. You
don’t need to go to home depot to build anything. You have all the
tools you need to build a world-class website with Rails. Beyond the
scaffoldin, there are no prebuilt views.

You might take a look at ActiveScaffolding if you want more fancy out
of the box (but there is a little learning curve there).

The easiest thing to do is find a table/css design you like somewhere
and drop it in a layout and put that layout in your controller. Then
you’ll have a general look and feel without a ton of effort. This is
what I usually do when I am prototyping and want to share with others.

I also find a simple menu-ing system necessary out of the box which
Rails doesn’t ship with either. This is pretty simple and can get you
going:

http://blog.seesaw.it/articles/2007/08/18/tabnav-retires-enter-widgets

Hank

not rails specific but you should check out Blueprint
http://github.com/joshuaclayton/blueprint-css/tree/master

http://github.com/joshuaclayton/blueprint-css/tree/master
http://wwwopendesigns.org/
http://www.nuitemples.com/
http://www.freecstemplates.org

Don’t know it the above sites will help…

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Jae L.

Thank you all!

cherrian harada wrote:

http://github.com/joshuaclayton/blueprint-css/tree/master
http://wwwopendesigns.org/
http://www.nuitemples.com/
http://www.freecstemplates.org

Don’t know it the above sites will help…

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Jae L.

Blasterpa,

Could you tell me how to get table/css design layout from the site? Is
there any tool? - sorry, I have never done web front-end programming
before.

Thank you again!

blasterpal wrote:

Jae,

I presume you are referring to the “scaffolding” look and feel. It
really has a spartan look and feel. And that’s by design. Rails is not
meant to be a wyswig or CMS with prebuilt templates like Drupal or the
like. Consider it to be a very,very good web software tollbox. You
don’t need to go to home depot to build anything. You have all the
tools you need to build a world-class website with Rails. Beyond the
scaffoldin, there are no prebuilt views.

You might take a look at ActiveScaffolding if you want more fancy out
of the box (but there is a little learning curve there).

The easiest thing to do is find a table/css design you like somewhere
and drop it in a layout and put that layout in your controller. Then
you’ll have a general look and feel without a ton of effort. This is
what I usually do when I am prototyping and want to share with others.

I also find a simple menu-ing system necessary out of the box which
Rails doesn’t ship with either. This is pretty simple and can get you
going:

http://blog.seesaw.it/articles/2007/08/18/tabnav-retires-enter-widgets

Hank