To celebrate the start of voting for the RailsRumble 2008 competition, I thought I’d make a new video. Thank god for version control! This allowed me to go back in time, all the way to the initial checkin, and take a snapshot of each evolution of our design.

It was a very iterative process. I did a couple of things in the bus from Sherbrooke to Montreal, then James picked up from there. The ugly green and red is mine, the nice white, orange and greys are his.

I hope you enjoy this show!

Evolution of a home page: What Does this Error Mean? from Fran├žois Beausoleil on Vimeo.

If you prefer the high-quality video: evolution-of-a-home-page— (15 Mb, QuickTime 4)


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I am François Beausoleil, a Ruby on Rails and Scala developer. During the day, I work on Seevibes, a platform to measure social interactions related to TV shows. At night, I am interested many things. Read my biography.

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