Pages tagged with django

Customize site style by user with django-userskins

10/27/2008

This post briefly introduces the design decisions and usage of django-userskins, which is a pluggable Django application for facilitating users selecting skins for your site. For example, to let user A have a dark theme for your site, and user B have a light scheme. Supports cookie-only persistence as well as cookie-when-possible-database-as-last-resort persistence for skin preferences.

A Django Anti-Pattern, Rolling Your Own REST

Almost every web project ends up with a little slice of REST to call its own. One of the great conveniences of working with Django is that it makes rolling these slices of REST very simple. Simple enough that we as a community are still haven't come up with a compelling unified REST solution. Hopefully we can refocus on this problem a bit with the new 1.0 roadmap, and have something really useful ready to go when Django 1.0 hits the newsstands.

Making Django Apps Run On and Off GAE

Here are some short snippets which examine how I modified django-springsteen to run on and off the Google App Engine without requiring external dependencies.

Reflections on Django (repost)

06/01/2007

This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This was my first written thoughts on using Django. Kind of funny to look back on them years later.

Installing a Development Deployment of LifeFlow, a Django Blog Solution

Comprehensive instructions on installing and setting up a local deployment of LifeFlow (for those who are moderately in the Django know). This should be all you need to get started using LifeFlow, but I will have another entry soon detailing the little tricks and tips that make LifeFlow helpful.

Implementing Threaded Comments in LifeFlow

01/04/2008

A brief discussion on implementing comments in LifeFlow.

Choosing Between AuditTrail and Django-Rcsfield

10/15/2008

Marty Alchin pointed me in the direction of AuditTrail, and it is a really excellent solution to versioning model data. So excellent, that after experimenting with both AuditTrail and django-rcsfield that I felt strongly compelled to go with AuditTrail despite already having a (mostly) working implementation with django-rcsfield.

Adding Social Bookmarking To a Django App

07/14/2007

Adding support for submitting your Django content to social bookmarking and news sites is a nice addition to any website. Here are my instructions for doing so, based on my experience of adding social support to this blog.

Polishing Up Our Django & BOSS Search Service

07/12/2008

This is a continuation to the first entry on using Django and Yahoo's BOSS Mashup Framework, and takes our search service from something very small and ugly to something that is fairly usable.

A Filter to Display Neighbors in a List

01/20/2009

When you have a lot of content to show but not enough room to it, a helpful UI pattern is to show just the content surrounding your current position. We see this in search result pages, and now in a series' list of entries on my blog.

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