I’ve just completed the first part of Part VII of Rob Dey’s Codermanual course! He recommended some great resources for styling your website and improving site loading speed.
This is what my Rails app looks like so far, after completing the first part of Part VII:
If you want to add icons to your website, you can go to Font Awesome where there are tons of free pre-made icons. You can resize the icons, add them to a drop-down menu, and also add animations to the icons.
You can read their Getting Started page here to learn how to integrate it into your Rails app.
A great website for getting CSS codes for pre-made color gradients. The website has a beautiful layout, with easy navigation. Click on the gradient you fancy and check out the CSS code. Simply copy and paste into your project!
gem 'sass-rails' gem 'uglifier' gem 'coffee-rails'
If you don’t want your Rails application to automatically load the asset pipeline feature, you can just type this when creating a new Rails app:
$ rails new appname --skip-sprockets
Read more here: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/asset_pipeline.html
Enter your website URL here to check how fast your site loads on both mobile and desktop. Google will recommend what improvements you should make as well as let you know what you are doing right.