History of Padrinos website redesign

We finally made it and shipped the new version of Padrino! The expiring hosting) has finally forced us to switch to the new website. There are still some issues and not everything is working - we try to fix those things in the future.

This blog post will illustrate the process of the work.

First draft in 2013

Has been disussed under as issue 30 on github and was created by Davide D'Agostino.

There has been several discussions about the colors but the idea and thread ended.

Next draft and initial version in 2014

The guys from UXtemple created the next. Here are some images:

This version looked very promising but a lot of content was missing.

Further version in November 2014

After some time, Matthias Günther sat down and started creating a complete new version of the site in jekyll.

Here are some impressions of the page:

The page is still reachable under

All credits for the new logo goes to Daniel Polo from

You can follow the discussion on GitHub.

Further version in January 2015

Then Angelo Ashmore sat down and created another version of the new website with middleman.

Here are some images:

You can follow the discussion on GitHub.

A big thank you

We have to thank Darío Javier Cravero, Luis Merino, Peter Saxton, Nathan Esquenazi, namusyaka, Angelo Ashmore, Davide D'Agostino, and Matthias Günther for being involved.

We had several versions of the website and all worked enthusiastically to get the new site up and running. This is surely a big step forward to Padrino 1.0.0 stable release.


Please report any issues you encounter with this release! We are working very actively on Padrino and want to make the framework as stable and reliable as possible. That concludes the changelog for this release. As always if you want to keep up with Padrino updates, be sure to follow us on twitter: @padrinorb, join us on IRC at “#padrino” on freenode, open an issue, or discuss on gitter.

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