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 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

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

Jeroen

Avadh B.S. Dwivedi <avadhbsd@gmail.com> writes:

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

This one ^ is my personal preference.

*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

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: