Django Website (This one!)

Programming

Started:

python, django, web

Programming

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Description

This site!

Technologies

  • Django
    • Python Web Framework
  • Python
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
    • Bootstrap
  • JS
  • Heroku
    • For deployment
  • AWS S3 Bucket
    • For static files storage
  • git
  • Postgres Database
  • TinyMCE
    • For adding blog posts and other models to DB
  • Disqus
    • Comment threads for blog posts

Details

Before the endeavor to create my own website, I wasn't very knowledgeable about web programming. I never had any college courses covering web development, though I did take a networking class covering the internet layers at some point. Anyway, point is, I wanted to expand my knowledge, venture into the unknown, and seek out new life and new civilizations1.

I ended up taking an introductory course on web development on Coursera and decided to build my website up from scratch using a Python-based web framework (cuz I was diggin' Python at the time... and still am, to be honest). I had previously hacked together a website using ASP.NET MVC 5, though it wasn't the prettiest thing.

I decided to start from scratch for this new site and apply what I learned in my Coursera course (and a few other books I had read about design and usability). 

 

This is a nerdy Star Trek reference. Just wanted to clarify for the uninitiated

Accomplishments

  • If you're seeing this, at least the site is live... and hopefully functions well and doesn't look terrible
  • Blog posts released on a regular basis using this site
    • Mostly programming related
  • Took initiative to use my free time to further develop my programming skills
  • Applied knowledge to create a fully-functional website

Thanks for checking this out! I post bi-weekly about various topics. You can subscribe for email notifications here:

 

Wishing you all the best,

-Alex