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Starcross Django Gallery - A new Django gallery package

I created a gallery package for Django to host my photos, and to make a contribution towards the the great collection of django packages already available. I wanted a particular set of features, the key areas being: Simple, clean design that maximises space for image thumbnail display Justified image layout, as used by sites like …

Customising Django Simple Captcha

I used the django-simple-captcha to protect the comments form from spamming. Some time after the site went live, I noticed spam comments starting to appear.  The site does not generate much traffic, but the comment spam nonetheless became more and more prolific, with dozens of entries appearing each day. I took a look at the captcha to find out what …

Using Images in Django

Update: I have now expanded the gallery package to include many new features and released it on PyPI as django-starcross-gallery. The version on github is the full version instead of the basic one described below This is another tutorial style write-up of my exploration of django features. I build a basic gallery style app and look at …


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