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#Where's Lunch

####NOTE: These notes/questions are in draft form. They are subject to dramatic revision with Jordan's feedback.

This is a small webapp for gathering ideas and votes for lunch spots, because my friends and I can never decide what to do for lunch.


Live Site:


When you visit the site from an iPhone/iPad, it's unusable due to fixed-width table that doesn't scroll.

I'm really interested in making it look/work nicer, like Get Satisfaction.

It's got some pretty obvious functionality holes, like not supporting more than one group, but I'm looking more at refining the look/feel/UI first to get my friends using it, then creating features so it could be used by others.


  1. Would it be better to do this in CSS than in a table, or too complex?
  2. How I could present this same information in a friendlier way?
  3. If I wanted to include a picture with each restaurant, how should I present it?
  4. When I resize the window, the table crops and there's no way to scroll to see the whole thing. Anyone know why?
  5. The submission form is extremely vanilla Rails. What are some ways I could spice it up?
  6. If I were to completely overhaul the UI, do you have an example of something done well?
  7. What's a better navigation strategy than the links at bottom for Popular and Top recommendations? Tabs? Something else?


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