Lately, I've been venturing into building niche sites. Besides the business, I am also always curious what technic other use to create their sites.
I am currently writing an eBook Writer desktop app and i am using python 3 and PySide. It is the first time i am actually using QT and PySide. Some hings go really easy, some not so and sometimes i encounter strange behaviour. This article covers one of those.
30.07.2013 by azarai in python
Our site did run with a self written blog with django for quite some time. It worked fine, but Kerim was annoyed with writing markdown in an online editor and i wasn't satisfied with it as well. In addition i was bothered by the dynamic website buidling way. For an almost static page theres no need to build it on every request. System resources i could use for other stuff. So the idea was born to switch to a static site generator. I already did write one earlier for the Imago site and as there weren't that much at that time available and did, what every developer does, run its own :-)
19.05.2013 by azarai in python
I have an art blog over at tumblr where i post my (almost) daily doodles. Usually i post them with the Tumblr UI, but lately i i got annoyed but that way and hacked something together to post images directly from my windows exlorer.
I like Colourlovers and frequently use it. But one thing that really bugged me all the time was that i could not download all color palettes i've ever favoured. Nothing in the UI, not even through the api. At least one could find them again with the search. But to click on each of my favorites palettes and than on the download link was to tedious...
17.02.2011 by azarai in imago
For my cv i maintain a list of all projects i worked on to give a bit more information than a typical german cv does. Each project entry contains a name and description, what my job and role was and which technology was mainly used and when it was. I used OpenOffice several years for this task, but was never quite lucky with it as i always had to fix the layout after i added a new entry... But this time it bothered me once too often, so i had to code something :-)
I just updated pySVG to 0.2.1.
Some time ago i was browsing for 2d sprites again and somehow run accross a nice collection called Openpixels. It's a set of pixelart characters in classic rpg orientation provided in gimp format, with all stuff in its own layer, so you can create alot of different characters. Even i am not a fan of pixelart, i felt in love with them and the urge to make an editor for them. Yeah and last friday i spend my spare time creating an online editor for them called Openpixels Character Editor. Go check it out and if your interested in the development, come back :-)