[Grok-dev] We launched a cool site using Grok
cklinger at novareto.de
Mon Jul 18 16:56:14 EDT 2011
Congratulations, looks very cool.
> Hi everybody!
> Just wanted to let you know that we launched a pretty cool site built with Grok.
> Works really nice in both a web browser and on the iPad. Basically we have the second generation of our in-house workflow based CMS as the backend and we're running Grok 1.4.
> On the front-end we are running Mootools and a thin mootools based run-time that handles user interaction and dispatching actions to the back-end. It is very much an AJAX-website but with all business logic on the back-end.
> We have some complex data types thank's to the ZODB which allows us among other things to save multi-res images and serve the best fitting image to visitors with different resolution displays.
> I think we have around 200k+ objects in the database with plenty of image galleries and 5k of news posts. Almost 5 Gb of images. They have all been exported from a previous generation of the site and then imported using a simple custom built utility and adapter based import mechanism.
> It was great fun building and we are getting pretty decent performance. You can check it out for yourself.
> Our next step is to bypass Grok when serving dynamic images to improve performance. It's should only be a configuration issue and will hopefully improve the user experience on iPads and smart phones over slow connections.
> Mvh Sebastian
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