New CSS

Author: Jeff Anderson

I never thought that my personal blog would be useful to anyone except myself. I've not put a lot of effort into attracting traffic, but it's been trickling my way.

I never really finished the templates and CSS for programmerq.net, so I spent a little time here and there over the past few days and added some CSS, and updated the templates to make the blog experience a bit nicer.

I haven't added the template tags to turn on the calendar view in the sidebar, but I don't know how useful it would be anyway.

I really enjoy the Django templating language. I was able to add the gravitar functionality to the comment system without modifying the source of the blog app that I use. All I did was create an app that had the template tag snippet, and a template for rendering. To get the gravitar to show up, I just copied the default comment rendering template out of the blog app, and told it to load the template tag and render in the appropriate place.

As always, every site is under construction, and this site isn't an exception. I'm willing to take suggestions for improvement on my blog, or any other part of my site.

Posted: Mar 10, 2009 | Tags: Django Open Source
  • hk said at Mar 10, 2009:
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    Why people are all making there own django-powered blog ? People can't agree on making a good blog solution over django ? or django is only for "bigger" application with lots of blabla. When I see overthere most php blog solution use their own stack. But rails has typo which is great.

    Sorry I'm angry irl.


  • Jeff Anderson said at Mar 10, 2009:
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    I actually didn't write this blog.


  • hk said at Mar 10, 2009:
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    a friend of you is joking ? or is it smug ? because I did not understand if you use smug for the blog.

    I may at least answer the question about design : not wonderful but it works :). Plus the archive navigation should be possible.


  • hk said at Mar 10, 2009:
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    browsing content by date I mean.


  • Jeff Anderson said at Mar 10, 2009:
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    Smug is another Django app. It's an alternative backend model for a wiki. It's still more or less in alpha, but its usable. I don't have much content so far that is managed by smug, but I take most of my class notes in ReST and store them in a git repo. It's on my todo list to make my notes available here. I just haven't gotten to it yet.


  • hk said at Mar 12, 2009:
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    great ! I don't find much content in my courses, outside specific content based on research projects... pretty sad.


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