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The Web’s Top 7 Websites Built with Ruby on Rails

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Yes, Ruby on Rails (RoR) is a real deal. And yes, it is great for building beautiful and functional websites. More and more web developers and designers realize the advantages of this framework and begin learning Ruby. Numerous noteworthy web apps built with RoR appear on the scene every day. Some of your favorite sites may actually be working on Ruby as we will show below.

We decided to collect together the most deserving examples of brilliant web design done with the help of Ruby on Rails. Perhaps, some of them will finally convince you that it is a good idea to switch to Ruby, hire a great Ruby on Rails development team, and build your next project using RoR. So without further ado, here are the top examples of brilliant web design using Ruby:

  • Fiverr
  • GitHub
  • Kickstarter
  • Shopify
  • Zendesk
  • Airbnb
  • Couchsurfing

Are you surprised? You didn’t suspect that some of the world’s most popular websites are built with Ruby, did you? Not only that but this is just a tiny fraction of the top websites which use RoR. So with this being said, let’s us explore each one of them in detail.


Fiverr is one of the world’s most popular gig websites. It has a great design and functionality. Being such a popular web resource, there are many complex tasks the site must fulfill. Using Ruby on Rails, the site successfully manages to fulfill all the necessary functions and provide its users with the great user experience.


GitHub is the world’s #1 software development platform. It allows hosting and managing software projects for easy collaboration and development. Obviously, it is a very complex web application. The creators of GitHub decided that Ruby would be the best fit for their idea and built the website on RoR. The impressive success of the project suggests they were correct in their choice.


Being the world’s most popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter is a great example of a popular web app built on RoR. With thousands of new crowdfunding projects added to the site every day, and millions of users there is a ton of data to process and a large number of functions the application must fulfill. Sound architecture built with RoR provides a stable and efficient operation of the website.


Shopify is one of the world’s leading e-commerce CMS companies. It can also be rightly considered one the most complex web apps in the world at the moment. The platform hosts and processes large volumes of data coming from all of the online stores which use Shopify. This requires a very extensive and complex architecture for its web app which RoR successfully provides.


Zendesk is the world’s leading customer service & support software. The company chose to build its website with Ruby. Its site can be rightly considered one of the best examples of great web design with RoR.


Being one of the world’s most successful startups and the most popular hospitality marketplace, Airbnb is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful websites in the world at the moment. It also happens that it is built with Ruby which once again demonstrates what can be done with RoR.


Just like Airbnb, the leader in its niche, Couchsurfing, was built with Ruby. The website can boast a beautiful, easy-to-use and functional design and can serve as an inspiration to anyone who wants to build a beautiful website using Ruby on Rails.


With enough skill and creativity, anyone can build a beautiful web application with Ruby on Rails. Some of the world’s most beautiful and popular websites were built with it. The most brilliant examples we have provided demonstrate that Ruby is an excellent choice for building great and aesthetic websites.


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