Finding Developers on Djangogigs
We’ve just released an update to Djangogigs which enables proximity filtering for the developer listings.
This should make it easier for potential employers to narrow down their search to a specific region or city, and help with the wider problem of navigating around some of the larger country listings ...
A Refreshing Change
It’s been over two years since I first launched this site, and there came a point recently when I felt it needed a complete refresh.
So, I sat down and hammered out all new code, scrapped the UI in favor of something minimal with far better typography, and removed ...
Implemented MailHide for Djangogigs
I’ve just committed some changes to djangogigs to get rid of the home-made email obfuscation in the contact forms in favor of integrating with reCaptcha’s MailHide API. This should give added protection against harvesting bots.
I found this handy mailhide Django filter on Google Code which saved me ...
Red Robot Studios Part 3: Early next week
Again, apologies for the earlier broken link.
Djangogigs is moving
I’ve written a post over on the Red Robot Studios blog on what we’ve added and what this change means for djangogigs in general - which is all ...
Upcoming Series: The Django Tech Behind Red Robot Studios
We’re proud to announce that we’ve just launched a new development company: Red Robot Studios. We’re really excited, and have a great feeling about the things we’ll be able to do with the company over the coming months.
Red Robot Studios, (and it’s products) all ...
Remote/telecommuting Gig Filtering
We have finally gotten around to adding simple filtering of remote/telecommuting gigs to the site. A significant number of people expressed the desire for the feature and we couldn’t let them down, so thought we’d better get going and add it. The changes also extend to the ...
First there was SquirrelFish, now there is SquirrelFish Extreme. The exact nature of what SquirrelFish Extreme is isn’t quite clear at the moment given that it hasn’t yet been announced by the WebKit team. However, some initial benchmarks against TraceMonkey are beginning to appear.
Rummaging around in the ...
Since I’m running on a Mac, I can’t use the browser to run the ...
Djangogigs First Sponsor
Just a quick note to say thanks to Brian Chow from Full Factor Technologies for becoming the first to sponsor Djangogigs.
ValuesQuerySet changes POST-qs-rf merge
Update: As Malcolm has commented below, the issue described here was in fact a bug which has now been fixed.
Just a quick note regarding of one area of change since the merge of the queryset-refactor branch into the trunk which has broken a specific use-case of the
Djangogigs and the feedgenerator module
Update: Sorry about the escaped markup in the community feed. That’s what happens when upgrading your working copy in a rush and not testing everything thoroughly.
Mootools iPhoto-like Image Scrubber
I’m working on a project at the moment where I wanted the ability to flick through a set of images quickly without resorting to either a full-blown gallery or a rather passé Lightbox. Instead, I looked to iPhoto ‘08 for inspiration. I particularly liked the way that photos are ...
Djangogigs - New Features
Just a quick post to outline some of the new features we’ve added to djangogigs. After a number of requests we’ve now provided developers with the ability to edit their profile, and also provided a contact form for both gigs and developers as a way to help protect ...
As some have noticed, django gigs was down for most of yesterday after the 123-reg.co.uk DNS servers went down for about 12 hours. Scott has now moved the domain to zoneedit.com which is a free DNS service, and hopefully the change will have propagated to most DNS ...
djangogigs.com - From Idea to Release in 6 Hours
Yesterday afternoon around 2 p.m, Scott and I had an idea to develop a job/gig board for people looking for Django developers. I know there’s the Developers for Hire page which shows some projects, and there are also some posted in the Google groups but there didn ...
Hijaxing Form Submission: Writing The View
After writing about how to use Mootools to hijax form submission I thought I should follow it up with how to integrate this with the backend code. In this case it’s Django, so all of the code is contained in a view which will simply return HTML in response ...
Hijaxing Form Submission with Mootools
HTML vs XHTML: Choosing the best tool for the job
Over the last few years there has been an increasing trend for web designers/developers to favor the use of XHTML over HTML. Why has this happened? Well, probably it’s because a lot of big-name web designers and standards gurus have preached the perceived benefits of XHTML over boring ...