The Gone Raw Forums

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving break. We here at Needmore Central, predictably, passed on the turkey and gravy in favor of some tasty raw foods. Which totally made us the life of the party. Trust me.

When we weren’t ostracizing ourselves with our diet, we managed to add discussion forums to Gone Raw. Since we wrote it in Ruby on Rails, we chose to use Beast as the basis for our forums. It’s not perfect, but in only 500 lines of code (!), it’s pretty straightforward to integrate it into a project like ours. We spent a lot more time getting it to look just right than we did working on the code, which is a testament to how well Beast is written. We were also able to start adding some little features of our own, for example, rather than listing users currently in the forums, we show their pictures!

But now it’s Monday morning, so it’s time to get back to doing some client work. And hey, it looks like it’s snowing just a little bit! Lovely.

Raymond Brigleb

Creative Director, dreamer, partner, father, musician, photographer. Has been known to ride the rails. Pulls one heck of a shot.