RE: [Rails] Where are directories

Your web app generally maps to the Rails public folder. => /railsappname/public/images/image1.jpg

You can make absolute references to your images using /images/image_name.gif from your views. This also applies to JavaScripts and stylesheets, which map to /javascripts and /stylesheets respectively. Of course you can use relative references, but I've found the safest bet to be absolute.