t-minus: Instant prelaunch page for your Rails3 app
Let’s say you want to generate some buzz for your app as you develop. It would be nice to have a splash page to collect email signups and then quickly take down when the site is ready.
If you’re running Rails 3, John Grimes has made it a snap with T-minus, a Rails engine that provides a splash page and signup form. The app collects email signups and even has Campaign Monitor integration built-in.
To get started, add T-minus to your Gemfile
… and then
Now you can run the supplied generator:
rails generate t_minus:install
Edit your database settings in the generated
config/prelaunch_config.yml and then migrate up:
If you want to customize the model or controller, you can generate those, too, to override the supplied gem versions:
rails generate t_minus:controller rails generate t_minus:model
When your app is finally ready for primetime, simply set
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