Code of this site
If you have even been interested in my site source code, it is in public access now. The site itself consist from a few different applications, which can be used on its own:
- PersonalWebSite (this application uses above two)
PersonalWebSite is nothing more then application which provides urls, structure and some custom views - ties Gallery and Blog together. When AVKGallery and blog are separate products which has been made to be used as embedding into your own application, PersonalWebSite is a result of such embedding.
We also use DjHDGutils - a set of common Django code by Halogen D.G.
The source code of this site is available under Subversion access. To checkout:
svn co http://code.koval.kharkov.ua/svn/repos/PersonalWebSite/trunk some.site.org
When asked for password for svn3.halogen-dg.com enter the following:
- Username: guest
- Password: guest
Next, you will need to configure it. Edit the following files and settings within them:
Copy PersonalWebSite/example-settings.py to settings.py
Copy example-local\paths.py to local\paths.py and edit
As a next step you create your database. It is optional if you selected SQLite as database backend. For a postgreSQL I first create role (createuser ) and then createdb .
createuser someuser -U postgres
Next step is to create our database structure. Django does this by running:
Django comes in with a handy development server which could be run as:
When server is running it will display the message:
Django version 0.97-pre-SVN-7092, using settings 'PersonalWebSite.settings' Development server is running at http://127.0.0.1:8000/ Quit the server with CONTROL-C.
When you look in your browser, you will see:
No Tag matches the given query.
This is normal, and that means you need to come to http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin/, add a few posts, add a tag named 'homepage' and tag one of you blog posts with this tag. Then, homepage content will appear.
Normally, next step is to change design. I am doing it every year, and it typically takes around 2 hours to change templates HTML code in 'templates' folder. This work is done by going to Open Source Web Design directory and choosing look & feel which you like. All designs are free to use.
Enjoy! And send me your questions and please comment!
- People ask me to list dependencies for this site. In fact, thats not
easy to list, because I am running my site on our main servers, where
it seems most of things are installed by default. Here is short try to
- Django itself (starting from 0.96 to latest trunk version)
- Python (of course!): 2.4 at least
- PIL (Python Imaging Library)
- some database of your choice (from a list which Django supports) - MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite3.
Tell me if I've missed anything. Please note, normally all internal utils are pulled by default via svn:externals so normally you should not worry about installing Django dependency applications like DjHDGutils manually.
- To answer Licensing question: code is under GNU License by default. If this is not good for you, tell me, and I will find an option.
Update 2008.06.29: Some people seems to be puzzled by question how to add photos to gallery. The answer is that it follows absolutely different convention then many galleries. Since I run my site on the same computer where photos are, I see no reason to duplicate gigabytes of my photos. So, you just specify the location of photos and index them. Indexing process is the following: just add photo album and specify folder name in 'folder'. Upon save, it will index your photos to web site.