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The OSP website uses the Visual Culture api as basis to show our work based on our gitted practice. The osp app, contained in the visualculture project, can also be used as a standalone django app. This means you don’t need to install all of visual culture locally when you just want to work on the OSP website.

Getting started

  • install django and additional django apps
  • you can also use your distributions package manager,
  • or create a virtual env

install dependencies via pip inside your virtual env, the OSP dependencies are gathered in a requirments.txt inside folder osp/

pip install -r requirements.txt

At the time of this writing, dependencies are so:

  • Django==1.4.20
  • Markdown==2.6.2
  • amqp==1.4.6
  • anyjson==0.3.3
  • argparse==1.2.1
  • billiard==
  • celery==3.1.18
  • django-appconf==1.0.1
  • django-celery==3.1.16
  • django-compressor==1.4
  • django-cors==0.1
  • kombu==3.0.26
  • pytz==2015.4
  • six==1.9.0
  • wsgiref==0.1.2

to install the less css compiler, you need to install node js. download the latest version, and do a

./configure make sudo make install

install the less compiler through npm:

sudo npm install -g less

move into your osp folder, then get the files:

git clone cd

create settings file


run development server

python runserver

now you can make changes and check your progress on the development server. When you are happy, commit. To propagate your changes to the server, run:


Directory layout

/visualculture/osp application

/visualculture/osp/static less, js, static images

/visualculture/osp/templates templates

Inside this repository



Denislet the cat out of the bag

— add README

Thursday, 7th July 2016 - 15:15


Denisspilled the beans

— import from zip

Thursday, 7th July 2016 - 15:16


Colmbabbled out

— changes to the project base template to be up to date with gitlab.constant

Tuesday, 17th January 2017 - 12:15


Stéphanie Vilayphioustated

— move requirements at project root (easier to install)

Thursday, 2nd February 2017 - 16:03


Stéphanie Vilayphioutattled

— Moved CV content into a pad for easier updating.

Thursday, 2nd February 2017 - 16:03


Stéphanie Vilayphiouspoke

— oops

Thursday, 2nd February 2017 - 16:07


Stéphanie Vilayphioutold

— CV: <li> inline-block so that they are not cut into 2 columns

Thursday, 2nd February 2017 - 16:10


Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhistled

— <li> width 100% to avoid multiple items on one line

Thursday, 2nd February 2017 - 16:16



— Iceberg: Work page

Monday, 15th May 2017 - 18:50



— foundry playgroun start

Wednesday, 21st June 2017 - 22:17


Ludibabbled out

— foundry styles

Monday, 10th July 2017 - 14:08


Gabriellet the cat out of the bag

— Worked on the foundry page-> how to area

Thursday, 22nd June 2017 - 17:49



— fonts lines

Monday, 10th July 2017 - 14:20


Colmblabed out

— re-enabling the osp blog feed using feedparser in python rather than the FeedEk plugin in js

Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 17:18



— a small |safe filter in the template as not to create html errors

Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 17:27


Eric Schrijversong

— Remove empty README added in f0c1cf6a863eac9de4969b4dd04db420500b4edc

Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 18:03


Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— Import @ f497dcdec9cfca0a47ba2ed1a3d94c70408a9bce missed .gitignore

Why was this imported from a zip if there was a git?

Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 18:03


Eric Schrijverironized

— Some install precisions in README.txt

Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 18:03


Eric Schrijverclaimed

— Remove print statement that complicated debugging

Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 18:03



— remove print of feedparser for ospblog section

Friday, 20th October 2017 - 13:57


Colmlet the cat out of the bag

— removing little foundry test mistake from branch master

Friday, 20th October 2017 - 14:31



— fixes the silly mistake of clearing data in fd5871081779e70d8a2186dd00087bd810820049

Thursday, 26th October 2017 - 17:46