Justin Hernandez and I just launched the Mephisto Theme Gallery, an unofficial showcase site for open-source themes and templates for the Mephisto blogging engine. Mephisto’s becoming increasingly popular, especially within the Rails community, so we thought it was about time it had a good and proper theme browser. This uninspiring wiki page just wasn’t cutting it anymore.
The app itself was developed using Rails in around 30-40 hours spread over 2 weeks. Neither of us are web designers per say, so we decided to work within an open source layout put together by Will Rossiter. We leveraged plugins wherever possible, and I implemented the image validation based on Chris Wanstrath’s recent captchator on Rails article. The end result? Not too shabby if I say so myself.
Anyways, please take a look, and let us know what you think.