Stage Two Complete

This is the first post from the rough and ready Ruby on Rails powered backend of dx13. If all goes well this will appear on the front page and then migrate to the archives as soon as I work out something more interesting to write about!

Already the backend is almost as good as on the old, ASP-powered version of dx13, though it’s still not very pretty and is very unpolished. It would be great to have a nice backend to post from, to encourage me to write things through the sheer joy of being able to use it. Whether my skills are up to that, I don’t know.

There is still a lot of work to do on the site’s styling and information architecture. I had a mini “workshop” with my friend Bonny who gave me a lot of useful advice, which I’m still digesting. I seem very busy at the moment, so don’t have as much time to think about the site as I’d like. Slowly but surely I’m building up an idea in my mind, though the details run away when I try to bring them into focus still…

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