What is the best way to design RoR pages

ive been searching for ways. it would be awesome if i could create a
site in iweb and just drop in ruby code blocks.

By "awesome" do you mean "great if I could cripple my user's with hundreds of kilobytes of crufty HTML"?

right now, i think the best was is just create my view in dreamweaver
and export the css sheet into the styles directory.

Can I suggest learning HTML and CSS and doing it by hand like some of the rest of us? Just my personal preference mind, but if you care about crafting applications instead of churning them out like you're a sausage factory, it's the only way.

hi,
it’s like asking is there a tool to design php pages and can dreamweaver manage .rhtml pages
if you want an editor you could use RadRails

yes you could design ror pages with dreamweaver. but for me you are mixing 2 things, RoR is a programming framework, it does not involve the design process.

the best way to design pages would be your standard favorite way (photoshop, notepad, dreamweaver, fireworks — whatever…) and when the html and CSS are ready and tested, you send them to the RoR programmer.

Hello Heri,

yes you could design ror pages with dreamweaver. but for me you
are mixing 2 things, RoR is a programming framework, it does not
involve the design process.

the best way to design pages would be your standard favorite way
(photoshop, notepad, dreamweaver, fireworks --- whatever...) and
when the html and CSS are ready and tested, you send them to the
RoR programmer.

Another possible solution consists in using another template system
than ERb. I haven't tried it yet but it looks interesting : MasterView
http://masterview.org/

There is also the Liquid templase system, but I don't know if there
is a HTML editor that can deal with it.

http://weblog.rubyonrails.com/2005/11/06/liquid-templates-announced/
http://blog.leetsoft.com/2005/11/5/introducing-liquid

   -- Jean-François.

hi j-f

what i would really like for a RoR design editor would be a CSS editor on the right side and the rendered webpage to the left that shows DIV ids and code in grey… or something like that…

ah ok

jose, controls are called helpers in RoR. code behind is called controllers

also RoR has a very different philosophy from .NET

.NET has a very wide array of libraries for programmers but RoR on the other hand wants to be as lean possible.

but i agree a drag and drop RoR editor might be handy