DoSomethingDifferent.com

Hey All,

I'm proud to announce our first live rails app!

http://www.dosomethingdifferent.com

It's not a cool-kid 'web 2.0' uber-app but it is an example of an everyday, real-world client site. The client in question was sold on rails when in the first week of development, they had a sufficient and very solid looking admin system.

Anyway, have a look, let me know your thoughts - and please tell me if you get any errors! :0S

Cheers,

Steve

p.s. we're Curve21 (http://www.curve21.com) - gotta love the 90s new media name - take a nice word, add a number...

Hey All,

I'm proud to announce our first live rails app!

http://www.dosomethingdifferent.com

[snip]

Anyway, have a look, let me know your thoughts - and please tell me if
you get any errors! :0S

The H5 elements on the Contact Us page are unstyled and appear too
small with Firefox 1.5 on OS X.

Overall, the site looks great. I really like the layout.

-- James

Congrats on launching your first rails app!

I like the look. One thing I'm having a hard time with is figuring out exactly
what I can do on the site. At first I thought it might be like 43 things, but
it looks like I can buy... something? After clicking around I think it looks
like I can book activities? Anyway, I hope this feedback helps!

Daniel

Hey All,

I'm proud to announce our first live rails app!

http://www.dosomethingdifferent.com

It's not a cool-kid 'web 2.0' uber-app but it is an example of an
everyday, real-world client site. The client in question was sold on
rails when in the first week of development, they had a sufficient and
very solid looking admin system.

Anyway, have a look, let me know your thoughts - and please tell me if
you get any errors! :0S

Cheers,

Steve

Congratulations Steve and well done!

It looks nice and it's pretty quick, too! The only thing I would add is
some recommendations for the lazy, like a days worth of activities in one
click if that is easily done.

There are more lazy people with money than there are without :wink:

Matt.

I like the look. One thing I'm having a hard time with is figuring out exactly what I can do on the site. At first I thought it might be like 43 things, but it looks like I can buy... something? After clicking around I think it looks like I can book activities? Anyway, I hope this feedback helps!

Ah well like i said, it's nothing fancy like 43things - it really is an end-client site for a company that sells holiday experiences.

Steve

What are you running that on? Mongrel Cluster? Its nice and quick!!

It's just running on lighty with a bunch of fastcgi servers - it's just one machine at the moment with 3G RAM/dual cpu. Just goes to show that you don't need monster hardware to get a rails site started.

If you're in the UK, there was a 2 page spread today in 'The Sun' (national UK newspaper for those abroad), about the site so it's been pretty busy all day.

Glad it's getting good feedback - thanks for checking it out!

Cheers,

Steve

Hey All,

I’m proud to announce our first live rails app!

http://www.dosomethingdifferent.com

It’s not a cool-kid ‘web 2.0’ uber-app but it is an example of an
everyday, real-world client site. The client in question was sold on
rails when in the first week of development, they had a sufficient and
very solid looking admin system.

Anyway, have a look, let me know your thoughts - and please tell me if
you get any errors! :0S

Cheers,

Steve

Congratulations Steve and well done!

It looks nice and it’s pretty quick, too! The only thing I would add is

some recommendations for the lazy, like a days worth of activities in one
click if that is easily done.

There are more lazy people with money than there are without :wink:

Matt.

Congratulations Steve and well done!

Thanks!

It looks nice and it's pretty quick, too! The only thing I would add is
some recommendations for the lazy, like a days worth of activities in one
click if that is easily done.

That's a good suggestion - we're planning out the next phase stuff in the next few weeks and I'll defiantly suggest that to the client.

Cheers!

Steve