Beta Site Up
August 9, 2011 11:07 pm
My re-booted personal site is now up and running, at least in beta version. There is still a lot more I want to do on it, to the point that “refinements” is too small a word. As per my introduction in the about section, though, I’m striving to live up to and accept the coding life as an on-going thing.
As for what’s going on now, my posts are running off of a couch database (nosql FTW!), using the Sag framework (http://www.saggingcouch.com/). I’m pulling in my twitter feeds using https://github.com/abraham/twitteroauth, and I’m making use of web intents and @anywhere to make my tweets a bit more interactive. For blog posts, I’m using the most basic social plugins provided by each respective service – nothing too tricky going on.
As for where I’d like to go, on the backend, I need to tighten up the views and filters for retrieving blog posts, as well as make the actual post management system functional. I don’t want, or need, a full-on Wordpress, but right now I’m basically just a step above manually entering copy into the database. There’s more I want to do on the front end, too; for now, my goal was to get my site up as fast as possible. The other stuff will come later. Anyhow, beta up, yeah!