Another set of Free (ish) Icons

No-one can even have too many icons to use on websites.  So now, to go with your famfamfam and Fat cow icons, we have Fugue, a set of 2,757 icons (and frequently updated it seems).  You can also get the PSD’s for everything in this set as well.  The style is different to the others, but these are still available at 16×16 so perfect for navigation icons, admin area etc.

The icons are free to use, providing you have a link back to the designers site, otherwise you can purchase a royalty-free licence for $59.95 USD, which at the time of writing is £38.99 GBP.

There is a much smaller set of 400 icons also available for $9.95 USD.  Do check the licence on the site which at the time of writing, for both sets of icons, is Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Final, Estimated Django 1.2 release date

Over the last few weeks, Django contributors have been working hard finding and fixing bugs from 1.2 Beta 1.  The RC release has been set at around May 3, and final release May 10.  There are a couple of patches still to be completed, more here.

That being said, it also means that I am only a few weeks (hopefully) from completing one of my sites, mentioned in my last news post.  Although the site is not yet finished and there is still quote a lot to do, a lot of the code is in place, so I can start writing the tutorials.

A design is being completed and finalised by a friend of mine.  He doesn’t yet have his own site, but when he does and if I remember, I will add a link.  Things that will be used in this site;

This is the first site I have coded using the 960 grid system (although 2nd version) and this is also the first design Oli has done using it, if he gets some time, hopefully he will get me a quick post explaining some of the design process.

Also, Facebook connect code has been completed……for Django 1.1.  Although there should be no need to change much, there maybe some things I change, ie use of the new Messages framework.  This will be decided in the near future.

The Django & MooTools tutorials I promised.

No, they are not here yet, and I havn’t forgotten.  With Django 1.2 being out shortly I decided to redo parts of the site to reflect changes in the framework, some of which were mentioned in a previous post.  I would also like to review all of the new features, some changes and remove anything which will be Deprecated shortly.

I also stated the tutorials would cover MooTools.  Due to the fact I need to learn how to use jQuery in the fairly near future, I’ve decided I will use this for starting.  Granted the tutorials may not be the best, but will be far easier for beginners to understand, being one myself.  I will probably write the same things in MooTools over time as it is (at the moment) still my framework of choice.

Django 1.2 Beta 1 – Some new features

So far, I have been impressed by the beta for Django 1.2.  With the official version due later this month I was ready to try out some of it for a site I’m working on.  By the time I’m finished, 1.2 will be officially out so I can just update it then and make any changes necessary from the beta to full version.

I wrote a quick post on Django Rocks earlier mention 3 key features I have been testing. Here it is.  There is also a mention do the Django debug toolbar, which I highly recommend everyone use during development.

As a side note, I’d also like to announce I will soon be setting up another blog for myself (now available at Not technical at all, just the other parts of my life which really don’t join at all with the development side.  It’s all Anime, Games, Movies maybe stuff on music.  They relate to some of the other sites I have built, currently own, or am building.