Create static page in your app

Lets add a static page to our app that will hold information about the author of this application — you!

rails generate controller pages info

This command will create you a new folder under app/views called /pages and under that a file called info.html.erb which will be your info page. This also adds a new route to your routes.rb - open this file to see what the new route looks like.

Now you can open the file app/views/pages/info.html.erb and add information about you in HTML and then take your browser to http://localhost:3000/pages/info to see your new info page.

Exercise

There is currently no way to reach this new page from the app. Add a link to it in the top menu bar.

continue