Iteration A2: Making Prettier Listings

Our customer has one more request. (Customers always seem to have one more request, don’t they?) The listing of all the products is ugly. Can we pretty it up a bit? And, while we’re in there, can we also display the product image along with the image URL?

We’re faced with a dilemma here. As developers, we’re trained to respond to these kinds of requests with a sharp intake of breath, a knowing shake of the head, and a murmured, “You want what?” At the same time, we also like to show off a bit. In the end, the fact that it’s fun to make these kinds of changes using Rails wins out, and we fire up our trusty editor.

Before we get too far, though, it would be nice if we had a consistent set of test data ...

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