Yaroslav de la Peña Smirnov

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Some thoughts on web design

Published on Oct. 20, 2018, 2:25 a.m., by


I am no designer by any means, I mostly prefer to deal with the technical side of things. However I do appreciate when things look pleasant to eye, and most importantly regarding technology, when the design doesn't get in the way. That is, I value more UX, than an overtly designed UI.


New w3blog release, version 0.5

Published on Oct. 10, 2018, 12:04 a.m., by


After some months without much free time, I finally could sit down a week ago and start working on an update to my blog engine that had been sitting on my to-do list for quite some time. This update brings improvements and new features to w3blog.


Free and easy SSL with Let's Encrypt

Published on Aug. 12, 2018, 10:28 p.m., by


We all know that in this day and age security is an important factor when developing sites, and not only. Also let's not forget about that sweet Google SEO which rewards sites which use https instead of the old http (Although I couldn't care less about Google, however my clients do, and I bet most of you reading also care).


w3blog, a simple blog engine

Published on July 23, 2018, 2:05 a.m., by


In this post I will be explaining how to use my blog engine for the Django framework, w3blog.


Building and deploying a personal site with blog. Part 2

Published on July 21, 2018, 10:26 p.m., by


Welcome back, this post is a continuation of the previous post in which I wrote about how to initialize and setup a Django project for a personal site with blog locally. Now we will be focusing on the juicy part, getting your site deployed so that everyone on the interwebz can get to see your nice new dank memes in your very own site! the fruits of your sweat and blood.


Building and deploying a personal site with blog. Part 1

Published on July 21, 2018, 9:46 p.m., by


I will be explaining in this guide how I built, and how I deployed this site. This will be a really simple tutorial, on how to do it using Python and Django. You might want to have a little knowledge of Django and Python previous to attempting to follow the instructions laid out in this tutorial, as the goal of this tutorial is not to teach you the basic principles of either the Python programming language, or Django framework. It is just meant as a little guide on the basic workflow when building and deploying sites with Django.