On Sunday afternoon, our Django app for site invitations, kaleo, got a 1.0 release and while it was feature complete, updates were made that were not backward compatible in an effort to make things cleaner and more consistent with other Pinax apps.
It is always fun to make new releases of our open source packages, however small. This week has seen two releases so far on two different projects.
With Pinax, Gondor, Twitter Bootstrap and a bunch of Django apps written by us or others, we can get to a minimum viable project very quickly. Here's how we did it on ThoughtStreams.
Are you certain that email sent from your site was read, or even delivered? Now you can, with the help of SendGrid and one of Eldarion's latest open source contributions.
Here at Eldarion, we launch a lot of sites—both for ourselves as well as for our clients. A large portion of these sites require some form of collecting payments. This used to be a painful and hard problem. Not anymore.
In the last few months, we've open sourced a lot more of our Django apps and contributed them to the Pinax ecosystem.
Data from typewar can be used for some interesting experiments in hierarchical classification of typefaces.
Part of what makes typewar addictive is the use of points and levels. This post explores how points are awarded and what the level boundaries are.
Some of you may have noticed the gradient background on this site now has a nice texture to it.
We often want to create gradients like that and, rather than having to open up a drawing tool every time, we use a Python library to generate PNG files based on a specification of the gradient and texture desired.