Tinkering with Django and Ember.js

Published on July 15, 2014, 10:46 p.m.

Hi everyone. Recently I have been looking around at the various JavaScript frameworks that have been blooming out recently. Three came in front of the others, namely BackboneJs, AngularJs and EmberJs.

After looking at all 3 of them, EmberJs is the one which appeals to me the most. But if you hadn't guessed from the tutorials on this blog, I also like Django a lot and most tutorials out there talking about EmberJs and actually using a data backend are using Ruby on Rails and the few that I could find that were talking about Django were based on TastyPie while I like Django-REST-Framework better... So I decided to dive in and go full speed ahead and learn the hard way.

The result of which is Djember-CMS.

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A-responsive-1: Responsive theme for Redmine - Alpha release

Published on June 6, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

A few weeks ago, I told you we were working on a responsive theme for Redmine without giving any release date....
Well, here we are: alpha has been released and is available here.

This theme is loosely inspired by A1 and built upon Bootstrap Sass mixins.
This project is still in its alpha stage and you can read all about why we created it and what is supported so far on its homepage.

When we first decided to use Redmine in a larger-scale project, we needed it to be responsive, so we started looking for a responsive redmine theme but found none that worked or that was truly responsive. So we decided to build our own.

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of features:

  • Fluid grid design
  • Collapsible top menu
  • Expandable one-line main menu
  • Sidebar slides to the right of the screen on smaller devices and can be slided over the main content if needed
  • Responsive tables
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Responsive redmine theme

Published on May 5, 2014, 10:28 a.m.

Hello every one.
We have been very quiet for the past few weeks and we know we are late concerning the release of Ls4c and our next tutorial. But we do have a very good excuse: we have been very busy working on a very interesting project. And as part of that same project we will soon (we've learned from our past mistakes and we don't give dates anymore) a new Redmine theme.

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Using your own flavor of Bootstrap in a Django project - Part 2

Published on March 3, 2014, 8:20 a.m.

Welcome back for the second and last part of this tutorial. Feel free to (re-)check part 1 before diving into this one!

Last week, we have seen how to setup Compass to watch the canges we make on Sass files and recompile css automagically. Which is fine for a "single-themed project" but, remember, the goal of this entire tutorial series is to build a full Twitter-like feed, which involves having several users and all those users will probably want to theme their homepage in different ways, so this week we will see how to have css built from database-stored values.

Let's take it from where we left it last week.

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Using your own flavor of Bootstrap in a Django project - Part 1

Published on Feb. 24, 2014, 8 a.m.

Welcome back for another Django tutorial!
"But why do we need a tutorial for using Bootstrap with Django?" are some going to ask. It's just a matter of downloading it and dropping it in your media directory.
Well, that's true if you want to use an out-of-the-box Bootstrap but in this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Bootstrap inside your project and change it's default appearance.

As in the Starting a Django project and deploying it to an Apache server series, we will be using Mercurial as a revision tool.
We will also be using the project built during that tutorial. If you haven't built that project you can clone it from http://code.lasolution.be/mybaseproject.

Once again, this is our way of doing things, not the only nor the best way of doing them.

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