Camping 2.1 and whywentcamping.com
ruby at monnet-usa.com
Wed Jun 30 08:57:01 EDT 2010
Thanks Magnus! I love the idea of working on the web site for 2.1.
I am still not crazy about the web site name though - as it is not easy
for people to remember if they don't know the connection with _why. I
personally would have preferred rubycamping.com or something linking
Camping to Ruby somehow. But if everyone prefers that name I am fine
A couple ideas for the site:
* Keep the home page simple with all content fitting within 1280 x 1024
* Use a catchy design (need some help here)
* Accentuate that Camping is about Ruby (maybe also include the ruby
* Have a brief note about the connection to _why and a link to a
page explaining the history of Camping with further links to
_why's other sites
* Encourage people to try it by capitalizing on some of Camping's
o Fast to learn - requires only basic Ruby skills
o Much simpler than Rails but more structure than Sinatra/Padrino
o Lightning fast and memory efficient allowing fast and
o Can evolve from simple file to organized directory structure
o Can layer in more features later using persistence and
choice of view engines
* How about using some kind of an animated (auto advancing)
slideshow to highlight some of the benefits? See an example at:
* How about a page on learning with a link to the book as well as a
list of links for other tutorials or short explanations on key
topics (e.g. how to do migrations, how to use include/extend, how
to use different view engines, etc.)?
* How about a page about plugins with some brief description of
* I would love for us to include _why's cartoons in some of the sub
Who would be interested in working together on the site?
Could we do a couple graphic mockups of the main page? How should we
exchange them? Via the mailing list?
I am ready and excited to help with that. I think it would be great to
launch the site in time for _Why Day (Aug 19th)!
On 6/30/2010 5:08 AM, Magnus Holm wrote:
> Hey campers!
> I think it's about time to release Camping 2.1, which features:
> * Support for other template engines (Haml, ERB, etc) out of the box
> * No longer depends on ActiveRecord (this was a bug)
> * Camping.options is now a Hash where you can put all sorts of
> configuration stuff
> * Camping::Server now uses Rack::Server (got rid of some code)
> * See all changes here: http://github.com/camping/camping/compare/2.0...master
> There's still one thing I want to improve before we release 2.1
> though, and that is the website. Currently it only redirects to the
> RDoc, but I believe we can do better.
> Checkout this: http://whywentcamping.judofyr.net/ (also see the GitHub
> repo for some more information:
> Better? Worse? You tell me :-)
> Have a look at the issues I'm aware of
> (http://github.com/camping/whywentcamping.com/issues) and please add
> your own too.
> // Magnus Holm
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