Website of the Dublin University Computer Science Society. This site is built with Mezzanine, which is a Python Django blog system.
Make sure you have install
python-pip before continuing
To install them run:
sudo apt-get install python-dev sudo apt-get install python-pip
Virtualenv and Dependencies
Suggested that you run the project inside a virtualenv. It isolates your global python package library from your development package library. This reduces the risk of conflicts and reduces risk of you accidentally breaking python packages across your system.
To globally install virtualenv run
pip install virtualenv
Go to the root directory of this repository and run this command to create a virtualenv
To activate the virtualenv run
From now on any packages you install will be specific to this virtualenv. You must activate the env every time you want to install packages or run the code in this project.
You will have to setup a fake database at the start for you to dev with. The fastest way to do that is:
cd project python manage.py sync
Running the Development Server
Running the following command will setup a simple python webserver and run Mezzanine.
python manage.py runserver 8080
To site is located at http://localhost:8080
Web server running python. Should really run on a solid database like MySQL in production and not on SQLite like in development. Having memcached installed and working in production is also a big plus.
The black is #2d2d2d, the orange is #ff8b0f, the background is #eaeaea with a white radial gradient underneath the logo and the font is PT Sans