For my current client, we needed a home page that would support a large number of products (it's an ecommerce startup) and, in our first iteration of the new design, deal with content blocks of various sizes. To me, this was a perfect use-case for the Masonry jQuery plugin ...more →
Django has always been hailed as having great, awesome documentation. And, for the most part, this distinction has been deserved. But every once in a while, you find an area that's just...lacking. An area that you know exists but you've never gone into because it didn't ...more →
Recently we wrapped up a Kickstarter for our Getting Started with Django video series. I wanted to outline what we've done on the project, what we're going to do, and what it's like to run a Kickstarter.
Starting a Kickstarter takes a lot longer than most ...
It seems that cleanly and easily doing AJAX views in Django is an area that gives a lot of people trouble. We like to do views as straight HTTP if at all possible, but there are always interactions that would be better served by not having a page load. We ...more →
Just a quick tip and sanity check, today, about something I ran into with django-crispy-forms, the awesome new form library from Miguel Araujo.
This morning, I converted the project we've been building for a client (currently some 1,700 or so files, counting templates, CSS, and icons) from django-uni-form ...more →
Let's just start out and say it, Class Based Views. Ooohhhh. Unfortunately the topic of class based views is thought of as somewhat of ...more →
Recently, in our large client project, we had need of fields, in a model form, that accepted multiple types of input, but sanitized the data for the model. For example, the rent field, on the form, needs to handle a rent range (e.g. 900-1200), a single amount, or be ...more →
We've noticed several people publishing lists of what they use to do their work lately, so we thought we'd join in. Below are the tools we use nearly every day to do our work. If you don't know, our work is the entire stack, from setting up ...more →
Before we start, let me explain a bit about what the app we're covering here is. It's a geo-spatial database, basically, of Points of Interest (POIs) for housing communities that we developed for a client of ours (or, rather, are still developing). Users and editors can both enter ...more →
For years now, we've been told that we should always use semantic class names and IDs in our HTML. And, in general, this is a good practice, I don't want anyone to think it's not. You should make your markup, all aspects of it, as accurate and ...more →
What is it?
At it's core, djangopeople.me is a place for Django developers to register and be found based on their geographic location, whether it's by recruiters or a lonely Django developer like ourselves trying to find others close to him/her. That's the general idea ...