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  1. Setting up a Django environment and project structure

    My notes on what I do to set up an environment for a Django project.

  2. Coding in public

    I’ve put the code for the Django version of the site I’m building up on Github.

  3. Publishing with old dates in Movable Type

    What I did to make the Pepys’ Diary website work with 343-year-old dates in Movable Type.

  4. Making a web page fit an iPhone screen

    I had problems making a web page fit and fill the iPhone screen width-wise in both Safari and when opened from the Home Screen.

  5. Practical Django Projects source code

    I uploaded to Bitbucket the code I ended up with after following James Bennett’s book.

  6. Is modern web design too like print design?

    I’ve been wondering whether we’ve lost the “webness” of web design, whether it’s all too dull and influenced by print design.

  7. Ununited Eurasia

    I worked on a project with Six to Start to promote Muse’s new single.

  8. Mailman Archive Scraper

    A Python script I wrote that scrapes a Mailman mailing list archive and republishes it elsewhere, with some optional additional changes.

  9. Choosing a wiki

    A quick run-down of what I looked at when trying to choose a wiki for Septivium.

  10. A new kind of front page

    A step towards a better front page for an individual’s aggregated content on the web.

  11. Annoyingly slippery

    Some tips and gotchas for Movable Type 4.2.

  12. Webloggery organisation

    I’ve re-written the site’s back end, using less PHP and more Movable Type.

  13. DBD::mysql on Leopard with _mysql_init errors

    I had problems getting the perl DBD::mysql module working. Here’s how I made it happy.

  14. A format only robots could love

    I’m adding an archive of comments posted on other websites to my site, and thinking more about how personal aggregation of online activity should work.

  15. Stopping Movable Type from truncating long templates

    If Movable Type is cutting your templates off when you save them, here’s how to fix it.

  16. Movable Type 4.2

    Upgrading to the latest version of MT isn’t advised until fixes are released.

  17. Opacity: 1 ! important;

    Bloglines recently changed the look of their Beta design. Here’s how to make it look better using Firefox.

  18. UTF8, MySQL, Perl and PHP

    A summary of the problems I had with keeping things UTF8 when re-writing Haddock Blogs, and the solutions I settled on.

  19. The new BBC homepage

    My thoughts on the new BBC homepage, which isn’t the project I was working on over the summer.

  20. A homepage, the power of design, and “consulting”

    I spent some of the summer consulting at the BBC on the future direction of their homepage. “Consulting” is a new experience for me.

  21. Net::Delicious errors

    I don’t like apologising for a post right at the start, but I must admit that this will…

  22. BBC Programmes

    The site has just launched, with a permanent page for every episode of every TV and radio programme, and I’m proud to have been a part of it.

  23. PMOG design

    A while back I did some design for Justin Hall’s Passively Multiplayer Online Game which I was very pleased with.

  24. Times Online’s bizarre CSS revisited

    More on the Times’ loony new CSS implementation.

  25. Times Online’s bizarre CSS

    The new Times Online design has some very, very strange CSS.