Structure of the website
The structure of the website is quite simple and relies a lot on the backend to do the hard work.
The backend is build using Django and SQLite. Since the current usage of the blog can be handled by SQLite without a problem I have not bothered in changing it. Thanks to Django's integration with the different database backends, I can change it to PostgreSQL changing a couple of lines if required.
The database contains four tables: posts, categories, tags and post-tags.
- posts contains the information about each post and its content (written in Markdown).
- categories contains the name of each category.
- tags contains the name of each tag.
- post-tags contains the relation between all posts and their associated tags.
The template engine for the website is Jinja2 and it allows to create incredible and extendable themes and sites with a minimal boilerplate.
- Slow website on mobile devices. Since more than 70% of the people coming to my previous website where coming from a mobile device, I wanted them to have a great experience (without sacrificing the experience of the ones coming from a computer).
The theme used for the website is inspired on a Jekyll theme called Hyde.