Ian Ward's email:
first name at this domain
wardi on OFTC, freenode and github
This release improves Django 1.0 integration with shortcuts for creating views, emulating templates, and displaying forms. The tutorial now includes Django examples, and new HTML markup functions were added.
I recently put together a page with some wedding photos and I wanted to create something a little different than the standard web photo galleries you can find everywhere. I decided to lay out the thumbnails overlapping and clustered on the page, based on their subjects.
My first thought was to mock-up the page using Inkscape then copy and paste coordinates and sizes from its interface. Fortunately Inkscape's file format is dead-simple and all I had to do was write a little script and I could generate HTML and thumbnails straight from my Inkscape layout.
After eight years as a static page with a bunch of links, excess.org has gone dynamic. I've used the Django web development framework and my own Templayer HTML templating library to update the site. I hope to use this page to announce updates to my projects and write occasionally about things I am working on.