David Reynolds

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Django Fun

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Well, I’ve been meaning to get round to making the site for Reynard City and I’d been planning to try and do it in Django. I’d made a start the other week by making a quiz engine (which doesn’t work too well at the moment) but I thought I’d spend a bit of time over the weekend trying to get a site together.

It took me a while to get into it, but I’ve managed to make a nice-ish template, a news section (with RSS and ATOM feeds and comments on the news items), an articles section (where I predict much of the content will live) and the aforementioned quiz section. Obviously there is still a fair amount left to go, but I feel I’ve made a reasonable start on it, which is good, as I feel I was lagging a bit on it.

I’ve been enjoying using Django. Strangely the templating system has been the thing that has impressed me the most. I’m not sure if this is because I’ve never used a templating language other than Smarty of if it’s just because the Django templating language is so well written, most likely the latter.