Monday, July 06, 2009

New website

I finally took the time to redo my website properly :)

Obviously, I had to use Seaside, and as I did play with Pier some time ago, this looked like a good fit.

For those who do not know, Seaside is the best web application server I know of -- it really is something when you want to quickly write extremely complex sites or webapps. Pier is a CMS developped on top of Seaside, which provides a wiki system amongst other things.

The new theme is also frankly much better than my previous one -- it's actually nearly exactly the same as the default Pier theme, but hey, I really like it, and it _is_ cleaner :)

The site also automatically pull the last posts from this blog as well as my last commits and some recent twitter posts, and display all this as the main page.

Finally, one thing that wasn't great on the previous site was the pictures section; I resumed some earlier work I did on a Pier component (Pier Gallery) and cleaned it up to get what's shown now... more on that in a next post.