The .xyz Top Level Domain
For personal projects, to keep things as cheap as possible, creating a website with a .xyz top level domain is a cost efficient way of adding a custom domain to your personal project.
15 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
How To Read Excel Files With Python (xlrd)
If you need the power of Python to read files from Microsoft Excel, so as you can analyse, and crunch a large set of data, one of the Python packages you can use to do this is xlrd
14 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Base64 Encode a String with Python
It is a quite a niche thing, but if you need to Base64 Encode
13 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Creating a Zip File of a Directory With Python
Sometimes, automation of website deployments require you to post a zipped up directory containing your website to an API. Python makes this easy!
12 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Reading and Writing JSON Files with Python
Grabbing data in JSON format from an API and storing it in files can be very useful, and here is the Python code that will do it.
11 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Using Environment Variables with Python in Netlify
10 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
How to Rebuild Your Website Everyday
Using IFTTT with Netlify you can schedule a job to rebuild your website automatically.
09 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Data Science Resources
Some links to books, podcasts and courses if you want some information about learing more about data science.
08 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Ultimate Guide to the HEAD Element
You may not see most of what goes into the HEAD tag in your sites HTML, but it can have a big impact on how other people might see your webpage.
07 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Getting Elements Of A List In Python
A quick guide to accessing various elements of a list in Python
06 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Setting Up a Server for Serverless
Even for serverless, you sometimes need a server!
05 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Scraping Spotify using Python
How to use the Beautiful Soup package to extract data items from a website
04 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Why I Use Python With Static Sites
03 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Getting Started with Jekyll
Jekyll got me in to Static Site Generators, and remains a sensible choice for many types of website.
02 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
4 Ways To Deploy Your Static Site with Netlify
Some different approaches to get your website live with Netlify
01 July 2020 by Martin Dawson
Automate the Spotify API With Python
Using the Python Requests library, let's see how you might go about fetching some data from Spotify
30 June 2020 by Martin Dawson
The Most Important Thing Every Website Needs
Without this, you have nothing!
29 June 2020 by Martin Dawson
Static Sites Are Great!
Why I am such an advocate for statically generated websites.
28 June 2020 by Martin Dawson