Requirement: Artist portfolio site with content management capabilities. The site wasn’t not to be a blog, and therefore solutions such as wordpress were out of the question.
In addition, wordpress doesn’t really work very well for items of the gallery type.
On the other hand, a flickr/picasaweb album link isn’t suitable for printing on your business card.
Thus I created “Quickfolio”.
The source is shared on github.
I made it Tornado based, simply because I love the Tornado’s ease of use and the fact that it is in Python.
The nginx config file sample provided in the repo, enables nginx to serve the static files directly as well as refer all dynamic request back to Tornado.
I used Google’s developer guide for Picasa Web Albums extensively.
So, no database, no interface, no nothing. Just a quick setup and you have a full blown gallery with Google acting as the CMS and CDN!
I even added two examples of sites I built using QuickFolio in the readme on github.
TODO: make init script for Tornado (I’ll probably base it on my unicorn solution)